St. Mary School opened over 50 years ago, and our tradition of excellence in Catholic education continues. St. Mary parish is very supportive of the school and is committed to providing quality, faith based education to our students. All roads easily lead to St. Mary School.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked SD School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-6
  • Students: 367 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $3,550
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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

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Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-6
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Awards
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2019

Student Body

Total Students
367 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
6%
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade
St. Mary School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
43 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Navy blue pants, white collared shirts, plaid skirts optional for girls)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
non-Catholic tuition rate is $4675
Admissions Director
Jenni Struck

School Notes

  • Currently Saint Mary School has grades Pre-K through 6.  School hours: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. In addition to classroom offerings we have vocal music, band, technology, art, library, and physical education instruction by certified teachers.  All student needs are addressed at Saint Mary School. We augment and address student instruction with enrichment instruction or remediation/assistance based on student needs for success. Auxiliary staff, aids, and volunteers round out our certified staff as part of our dedicated educational team. In addition to formal academic enrichment, we offer group band, private band lessons, guitar lessons, liturgical music, and the Accelerated Reader program in our library.

School Reviews

5  
Excellent school, the hardworking staff and teachers work hard to challenge you children intellectually while creating a warm atmosphere that promotes learning and free thinking. Children will grow not just intellectually but their social skills will also improve so that they will be ready to enter middle school and high school with confidence in themselves. Religious Ed. will ensure their spiritual growth as well.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked SD School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-6
  • Students: 367 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $3,550
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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