St. Mary's Grade School was established in 1878 as St. Mary's Academy and Boarding School, Bismarck's first school; St. Mary's served as the only Catholic School in Bismarck for nearly 70 years and as such set the standard for Catholic School education.
St. Mary's Grade School offers a modern educational program in which students learn mathematics, morality, fine arts, faith, languages, and love in small classes taught by caring teachers.
The 193 children at St. Mary's Grade School have opportunities to discover themselves as scholars, leaders, stewards, thinkers, and artists.
We also boast top-notch facilities that include a library, a fine arts center, a computer lab, and a science lab.
Continuing in this rich tradition, St. Mary's Grade School is committed to respond to the call to be A School with the mission of Christ, to celebrate faith, proclaim the Gospel, become servant leaders, and provide a quality education.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked ND School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Students: 292 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

St. Mary's Grade School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in North Dakota for:

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Attribute

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6

Student Body

Total Students
292 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
4%
State avg.: 13%
Students by Grade
St. Mary's Grade School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
National avg.: 13:1

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling

School Notes

  • St. Mary's Grade School was established in 1878 as St. Mary's Academy and Boarding School, Bismarck's first school; St. Mary's served as the only Catholic School in Bismarck for nearly 70 years and as such set the standard for Catholic School education. St. Mary's Grade School offers a modern educational program in which students learn mathematics, morality, fine arts, faith, languages, and love in small classes taught by caring teachers. The 193 children at St. Mary's Grade School have opportunities to discover themselves as scholars, leaders, stewards, thinkers, and artists. We also boast top-notch facilities that include a library, a fine arts center, a computer lab, and a science lab. Continuing in this rich tradition, St. Mary's Grade School is committed to respond to the call to be A School with the mission of Christ, to celebrate faith, proclaim the Gospel, become servant leaders, and provide a quality education.

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked ND School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Students: 292 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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