St. Mary's Catholic School K-12

St. Mary's Catholic School K-12 Photo #1 - St. Mary's Catholic School in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota
  • Since 1883, St. Mary's Catholic School exists to assist the parents in passing on the Catholic faith while provided a quality education in a safe and positive environment.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Other school association(s)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs Supportedmild learning differences
Year Founded1883

Student Body

Total Students302 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade St. Mary's Catholic School K-12 Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers27 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Number of AP Courses4 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Average ACT score22
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Khaki/black pants, uniform shirt blue/black with SMS logo)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$2,950
Tuition NotesThis is the average tuition rate of all grades. Our tuition varies from Kindergarten being $2030 to high school $3524
Admissions DirectorMary Gangelhoff
Admissions AssociateTammy Helget
Endowment Size$1.3 million


Total Sports Offered10 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Football, Golf, Softball, Tennis, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,

School Notes

  • St. Mary's Catholic School in Sleepy Eye, MN is an accredited Catholic School that provides a quality education for its students from kindergarten through twelfth grade. St. Mary`s School exists to assist the parents in passing on the Catholic faith and to provide a qualityeducation. The Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, is to be the center of our lives as we strive to grow. As a people devoted to God, we are called to grow in faith,to proclaim the Good News, and to witness to Christ. At St. Mary`s School, we share a commitment to live out our lives of faith by growing spiritually, creating a community and being of service. As a school community, we strive to create an environment where individuals are challenged to achieve their potential. We further challenge every member of our community to foster peace and justice in their daily living. Through prayer and critical thought,we encourage each person to discover God`s will for their life and to follow it.

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I love working at this school and have been employed here since 1987. The Catholic Faith is lived, practiced and taught with joy at St. Mary's. As a Phi Beta Kappa University of Iowa grad, I wasn't sure if this institution would become a 'home' for me. However, I have been challenged intellectually and professionally by my peers and the students, and have been able to use my skills to teach and inspire and to be taught and inspired. All students who can function at a basic academic level can learn in this school's environment.
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