St. Mary's School

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Since our founding in 1957, St. Mary's School has created a close, caring community that supports and nurtures the child.
Our dedicated faculty members forge strong bonds with our 168 students and their families.
We welcome you and your child into our circle of traditional learning, daily faith, and loving respect.
As the Farmington Valley's only Catholic school for grades PK-8, our students flourish with our challenging academic regimen, religious instruction, and diverse programs in technology, the arts, music, and athletics.
Our Pre-Kindergarten program helps prepare younger children for their formal schooling, with a focus on Christ-centered values and creative learning.
St. Mary's School is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (the last re accreditation was in April 2018) and the Connecticut State Department of Education.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked CT School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 168 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $5,478
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2018

Student Body

Total Students
168 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 27%
Students by Grade
St. Mary's School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
16 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Classroom Dress Code
(Uniform is required for K-8th )

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Average Financial Aid Grant
Admissions Director
Toni Chagnon
Admissions Associate
administrative assistant


Total Sports Offered
3 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
8 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Robotics Club, Student Council, Volunteer Service Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Band and Choir, Recorder Lessons

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Basketball Club, PE Club, Running Club

School Notes

  • St. Mary's School is proud of its rich history of providing a traditional and progressive education to children in grades Prekindergarten through Grade 8 for over 60 years. We are a welcoming and inclusive community whose mission is to  ignite spiritual growth and promote academic excellence within a nurturing faith community. United together, we inspire students to know, love and serve God.

School Reviews

St. Mary School is hands down the most awesome school around. The administration and faculty are all genuine and caring team members who always have the children's best interests in mind. The principal is a gem, an excellent leader! The curriculum is challenging and competitive, including robotics and STEM projects, but there is still enough time for Phys Ed and recess and art and music. The school's smaller size allows for plenty of personalized attention and help when needed. Teachers are always available to help. Communication with parents is amazing. There is always a sense of fun in the school because learning should be fun, not just a chore! Parental involvement is strong. Kindness and concern about the world around us is instilled daily. It's a true community at St. Mary. It's a special place and my children are blossoming. I'd not have my kids anywhere else!
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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked CT School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 168 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $5,478
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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