St. Mary's Catholic School

At St. Mary's School we are committed to the academic excellence of the whole child, in which our Catholic Christian Gospel values of God's message, service, faith, reverence, respect and community are set forth in a safe environment.
In the spring of 1960, an eight-room elementary school was built on the grounds of St.
Mary's Parish. The Pastor, Fr. Martin Hiss, officially opened the school in the fall of 1960 with 42 first grade students and 30 second grade students.
A parishioner became Principal, and two additional staff members took on teaching positions for first and second grade.
At the invitation of the Pastor, three Immaculate Heart of Mary Sisters arrived to assume the responsibilities of administration.
June 1965 witnessed the first graduates from St. Mary's with 33 students.
The Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary continued their dedicated service to the school until June of 1968, when their community withdrew from the parish.
The Salesian Sisters assumed the roles of administration and partial staffing of the school until their withdrawal in June 2003, when, to this date, a lay principal assumed the administration of the school.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 284 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

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St. Mary's Catholic School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for:

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8

Student Body

Total Students
284 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
89%
State avg.: 51%
Students by Grade
St. Mary's Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
28:1
National avg.: 13:1

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling

School Notes

  • At St. Mary's School we are committed to the academic excellence of the whole child, in which our Catholic Christian Gospel values of God's message, service, faith, reverence, respect and community are set forth in a safe environment. In the spring of 1960, an eight-room elementary school was built on the grounds of St. Mary's Parish. The Pastor, Fr. Martin Hiss, officially opened the school in the fall of 1960 with 42 first grade students and 30 second grade students. A parishioner became Principal, and two additional staff members took on teaching positions for first and second grade. At the invitation of the Pastor, three Immaculate Heart of Mary Sisters arrived to assume the responsibilities of administration. June 1965 witnessed the first graduates from St. Mary's with 33 students. The Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary continued their dedicated service to the school until June of 1968, when their community withdrew from the parish. The Salesian Sisters assumed the roles of administration and partial staffing of the school until their withdrawal in June 2003, when, to this date, a lay principal assumed the administration of the school.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

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St. Mary's Catholic School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for: Highest percentage of students of color and Largest student body.
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The application deadline for St. Mary's Catholic School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 284 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

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