St. Mary Elementary School (K- 8), a primary ministry of St.
Mary's Church, serves to educate the children of St. Mary's Parish and children of the surrounding communities.
Together, our parish and school believe in Jesus as our founder and that faith in Him guides our lives and moves us to action.
We complement the role of the family as we work together to provide students with a quality Catholic education that promotes strong Gospel values, academic excellence, social responsibility, as well as an appreciation and respect for the dignity of life.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 314 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

St. Mary School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for:


School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8

Student Body

Total Students
314 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
St. Mary School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

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

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling

School Reviews

This private, Catholic school in quaint East Sacramento is such a source of pride and joy for our family. I am reviewing now when I should have long ago, but what prompted me is the amazing Distance Learning program that was put into place last month at a moment's notice. This was possible only because the school invests in teachers and technology. As hard as it may be to see the withdrawal from my bank account each month, I am constantly reminded that this school gives you what you pay for. My children will finish out their school year on time and at grade level, ready to progress to their next grade in August. Even in the midst of these crazy circumstances, they are fed quality work from their hard-working and dedicated teachers each and every day. Even when on campus, this school offers so much to enrich the students' education - from weekly Mass and integrated religion into their lessons, to a beautiful art studio, full music program, amazing library, top-notch science lab, community-renowned counseling program, a Learning Center to offer support, an active P.E. program the list goes on. Every facet of my children's education is enhanced by St. Mary School. And they are ready to tackle the challenges of a Catholic high school education from the study and organizational skills they are taught. Not to mention the sports and extracurricular activities are a blast, as are the community events. There's something about St. Mary School that draws you in. I am so happy I've chosen this school for all my children.
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 314 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Sacramento, CA is $11,240 for elementary schools and $12,106 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Sacramento, CA is 82% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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