St Mary's Prep

  • Since 1954, parents have chosen St. Mary Prep to provide an academically challenging, family-centered learning environment that has its foundation in the Catholic faith.
  • St. Mary Prep has been a part of the Denville community for over 50 years and is committed to helping students excel in all areas of learning.
  • Academic achievement is high, with students consistently scoring well above the national average on annual standardized tests.
  • The curriculum meets the New Jersey State Common Core Curriculum Standards, as well as the Curriculum Guidelines set forth by the Diocese of Paterson.
  • Character Education is not a workshop, it's the foundation of our school.
  • Students participate in a wide variety of activities that help people in need which fosters a sense of civic responsibility.
  • Our children are taught respect, acceptance, cooperation, and caring. St. Mary Prep is a proud member of several national associations responsible for accrediting schools of excellence including Advanced Ed and the National Catholic Educational Association.
  • St. Mary's Prep is a S.T.E.M. School, incorporating inquiry based learning styles focusing on science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
  • This year, our middle school will be working with professors from North Western University as our students learn about Nano technology.
  • The integration of technology is important at St. Mary's Prep. Students have access to more than 100 electronic devices, including laptops and iPads.
  • Our building is completely wireless. Blended learning has been a focus, incorporating Rosseta Stone and Study Island into our curriculum.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded1954

Student Body

Total Students190 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
29%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade St Mary's Prep Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers14 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio14:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size17 students
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Boys and girls each have a required dress uniform and P.E. uniform )

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling

Sports

Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBasketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCheering,
Cross CountryTrack and Field,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.13 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Basketball Clinic, Beta Club, Boy Scouts, Cheerleading, Chess Club, Choir, Dance Club, Early Act Rotary Club, Football Clinic, Forensics, Girl Scouts, Golf Club, Mad Science

School Notes

Students in PK - 8th grade recieve the following classes as part of thier weekly curriculum:

  • Religion
  • Spanish
  • Computers
  • Physical Education
  • Music
  • Art

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