St. Mary School

  • Saint Mary School provides a learning environment where Catholic faith and academic knowledge meet; grow into respect, understanding, wisdom and compassion, and are demonstrated in service to others.
  • Our goals are: religious training will provide for faith and moral instruction as defined in Catholic doctrine and character development as reflected in Christian values; academic program will provide for a thinking curriculum, integrating technology and the fine arts with challenging standards that allow every student to develop his/her potential; and community service will provide for an opportunity to give witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ and make a positive difference in the community in which they live.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded1867
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2016

Student Body

Total Students419 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 9%
Students by Grade St. Mary School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers23 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio18:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size18 students

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling


Total Sports Offered6 sports
SportsBasketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Soccer, VolleyballBasketballCheering,
Cross CountryDance,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
4-H, Academic Team, Game Club, Robotics, Scouts, Scrapbook Club, Student Council

Arts and Music Programs:
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • California
    Grades: PK-8 | 124 students
    6.9 miles
    2160 California Cross Rd
    California, KY 41007
    (859) 635-4382
    6.9 PK-8
  • Newport
    Holy Trinity School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 6-8 | 64 students
    10.6 miles
    840 Washington Ave
    Newport, KY 41071
    (859) 292-0487
    10.6 6-8

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I am a alumni to this school and we sent our daughter here out of choice. We recently moved and will miss these teachers beyond belief. The Catholic upbringing that I received and my daughter was receiving from this school does not compare to any in the state of Kentucky
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