St. Mary's School, An IB World School

  • St. Mary`s is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School dedicated to inquiry-based academic excellence, developing well-rounded, confident children who flourish in a creative environment founded on Christian values.
  • As the only primary school in Orange County to offer the IB program, the school promotes critical thinking and focuses on developing skills to meet the challenges of a global, technological economy.
  • Coupled with strong athletic programs, extended care, enrichment classes and summer programs, students in preschool through grade eight develop the life-long practice of learning, leading and serving.

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St. Mary's School, An IB World School places among the top 20% of private schools in California for:

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association for the Education of Young Children
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
Other school association(s)
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
International Baccalaureate (IB) World School
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Religious AffiliationChristian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded1994
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost NotesPrice varies by each class registered
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students732 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
40%
State avg.: 44%
Students by GradeSt. Mary's School, An IB World School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers120 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
40%
Average Class Size18 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Uniform Required)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 1 / rolling
Tuition Notes$9,579 – 21,370 Early Education $9,579 -$16,950 Lower School $20,690 Middle School $21,370 Lunch is included Lower School $18,070 Middle School $18,710
% on Financial Aid
15%
Admissions DirectorChristie DuVall
Admissions AssociateAnn Marie Valum

Sports

Total Sports Offered10 sports
SportsBasketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Flag Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCheering,
Cross CountryDance,
Flag FootballGolf,
LacrosseSoccer,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.28 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.After School Enrichment, Arts & Crafts, ASB, Ceramics, Chess, Drawing, Extended Care, Fine Arts, Golf, inventions, Math Club, Orchestra, Painting, Piano Lessons, Science, Sports Program, Summer Camps, Theater, Visual Arts

Arts and Music Programs:
cooking, Field Studies, Karate Class, Lego, Model United Nations (MUN)

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Field Studies, Guitar, Inline Hockey, International Exchange

School Notes

  • St. Mary`s is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School dedicated to inquiry-based academic excellence, developing well-rounded, confident children who flourish in a creative environment founded on Christian values.

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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This is school is a wonderful place to send your child for a private education. The teachers are so kind and really pay attention to the students needs. St. Mary's is truly home.
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St Marys has been our "home" for the past 17 years!! Both my boys started attending when they were 2 years old. This being our last year (my youngest is in 8th grade) I wanted to write a review of our wonderful school so other families can benefit from this great institution. My children were surrounded by a caring community! The IB program is phenomenal. Teaching children to be global citizens, with the IB profiles. IB learners learn to be: Inquirers, Knowledgeable, thinkers, communicators, principled, open-minded, caring, risk-takers, balanced & reflective. The transition into high school for my oldest was seamless. He has thrived & will be graduating high school this year. I cant say enough wonderful things about St Marys. It would be wonderful if any family could provide such an education for their student!!
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