St. Mary School

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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
National Association for the Education of Young Children
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-6
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2019

Student Body

Total Students367 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade St. Mary School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers43 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Navy blue pants, white collared shirts, plaid skirts optional for girls)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$3,550
Tuition Notesnon-Catholic tuition rate is $4675
Admissions DirectorJenni 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.

Nearby Private Schools

The nearest high school to St. Mary School is Education & Integration Services (0.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school and preschool is Children's Home Society Loving School (0.7 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Sioux Falls
    Grades: PK-8 | 69 students
    0.7 miles
    801 N. Sycamore Ave.
    Sioux Falls, SD 57110
    (605) 965-3130
    0.7 PK-8
  • Sioux Falls
    Sioux Falls Lutheran School
    (African Methodist Episcopal)
    Grades: PK-8 | 308 students
    0.8 miles
    308 W 37th St
    Sioux Falls, SD 57105
    (605) 335-1923
    0.8 PK-8
  • Sioux Falls
    Education & Integration Services
    Special Education School
    Grades: 6-12 | 27 students
    0.9 miles
    2000 S Summit Ave
    Sioux Falls, SD 57105
    (605) 335-8956
    0.9 6-12
  • Sioux Falls
    Christ The King School
    Christ The King School Photo - Front of the school
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: NS-6 | 131 students
    1.3 miles
    1801 S Lake Ave
    Sioux Falls, SD 57105
    (605) 338-5103
    1.3 NS-6
  • Sioux Falls
    Dakot Abilities
    Special Education School
    Grades: NS | 3 students
    1.3 miles
    3600 S. Duluth Ave.
    Sioux Falls, SD 57105
    (605) 334-4220
    1.3 NS

School Reviews

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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