St. Mary's Catholic School

Mission Statement-Guided by the Holy Spirit and in partnership with the parents, St. Mary`s School is committed to teaching the knowledge of the faith centered in the person of Jesus Christ.
The values and traditions of the Catholic faith are integrated into a comprehensive academic program where each child can develop spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, socially and physically. In a safe, joyful, and diverse environment, St. Mary`s School will teach its students the value of their Catholic heritage while respecting the traditions of students of other faith. Vision Statement-St. Mary`s School will set itself apart as a community of faith and learning in the Sault Sainte Marie area. This will be done by having a state of the art academic program that meets the needs of all students, by fostering a climate of harmony and joy, and by ensuring a leadership that considers the intellectual and spiritual needs of all students the core of its program.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Other religious school association(s)
Bilingual School Association
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedTitle 1
Year Founded1937

Student Body

Total Students143 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 16%
Students by Grade St. Mary's Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers9 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio16:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size15 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesComputers, Latin, Sports
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(white polo and navy blue pants preschool-5th; navy polo and khaki pants 6th-8th)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$2,500
Tuition NotesTuition is less for additional students. Scholarships are available.
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorHedy Yanni
Admissions AssociateTheresa Miller


Total Sports Offered2 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross CountryBasketballCross Country,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Lego League, Robotics, Science Fair, Spelling Klub

Arts and Music Programs:
Band Program, Latin, Spanish

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Cross-Country, Elementary Boys and Girls Basketball

School Notes

  • ENROLLMENT INFORMATION St.Mary`sSchooliscommitted toproviding a Catholic education to all those who desire one, therefore, tuition assistance is available for families based on income.  We respect ethnic and cultural differences and welcome children of all denominations.  The average class size is 15 students, allowing teachers to realize students` needs and maximize developmental potential.  All teachers are certified by the State of Michigan or hold Early Childhood and Montessori credentials.  St. Mary`s school is accredited by the Michigan Non-public School Accreditation Association-Member of the National Catholic Education Association.  Enrollment documents are available on our website.
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