St. Mary School

Saint Mary School is a private Catholic school offering preschool - through grade 8 to families in Lake and Cook County.
St. Mary`s School, is an integral part of the St. Mary Parish Community, embracing the values and traditions of the Catholic faith.
Called to its mission by the parents of the parish community, we recognize that parents are the primary teachers of their children, and we are committed to cooperate with and support parental involvement.
As one of the educational arms of the Parish, we provided an atmosphere where students develop a wholesome self-image and strive to reach their full potential.
St. Mary`s School offers a comprehensive curriculum and provides students with experience in cooperative learning and critical thinking skills.
To enhance our excellent academic program, St. Mary`s School offers a wide variety of support services and extracurricular activities to fulfill the students` special interests.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 355 students
  • Average class size: 23 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Sports offered
School History

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Literacy programs to conduct response intervention
Year Founded
1855
Awards
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2008, 2014

Student Body

Total Students
355 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
33%
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade
St. Mary School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
25 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
55%
Average Class Size
23 students
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
Uniform

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Please visit our website for current tuition information school.stmarybg.org
Admissions Director
Lisa Tomassetti
Admissions Associate
Laura Georgen

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
15 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Battle of the Books, Chess Club, Cub Scouts, Daisies/Brownies/Girl Scouts, Math Club, Robotics Program, Service and Spirit Program, Student Council, Yearbook Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Annual Musical, Band, Bell Choir, Choir, Talent Show, Voice Lessons

School Notes

  • St. Mary`s School, a Catholic educational community is an integral part of the St. Mary Parish Community, embracing the values and traditions of the Catholic faith. Called to its mission by the parents of the parish community, we recognize that parents are the primary teachers of their children, and we are committed to cooperate with and support parental involvement. As one of the educational arms of the Parish, we provided an atmosphere where students develop a wholesome self image, and strive to reach their full potential. St. Mary`s School offers a comprehensive curriculum and provides students with experience in cooperative learning and critical thinking skills. To enhance our excellent academic program, St. Mary`s School offers a wide variety of support services and extracurricular activities to fulfill the students` special interests.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What sports does St. Mary School offer?
St. Mary School offers 8 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Flag Football, Golf, Softball, Track and Field and Volleyball. St. Mary School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Illinois for most sports offered.
What is St. Mary School's ranking?
St. Mary School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Illinois for: Largest student body, Most sports offered, Most extracurriculars offered and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for St. Mary School?
The application deadline for St. Mary School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
5  
We are new to Saint Mary this year and we already know we made the right decision for our two kids who are in 3 and 6 grade. Our kids are loving the teachers which is a deal breaker for me because my older wasn`t happy at the last school. We are here to stay!
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5  
Our kids love Saint Mary School and the excellent and very dedicated teachers there. Although the institution is ill-equipped to nurture "outliers", it does a good job with the relatively homogenous population of students it serves overall. Again, I've yet to meet a teacher that was not completely committed to the biopsychosocial growth of our children. The administration is tolerable and our encomiums go, as they should, entirely to the excellent teaching staff at SMS.
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5  
WE LOVE Saint Mary. We sent our 4 year old to preschool there thinking we would move to the public school for kindergarten. NO WAY. 3 years later we are now sending our next child to the preschool and our 2nd grader is so happy and loves going to school each day to see her teacher & friends. she also loves telling us about her day and what the "big" kids are doing that she wants to do when she gets older. It's a great family environment and has an outstanding curriculum. My daughter loves her library time, music class and spanish - wow. I highly recommend Saint Mary School
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5  
St. Mary is a wonderful environment for children to learn and grow as individuals. They are constantly advancing their academics and keeping pace with technology all while offering music, art & many other extras at no extra cost. It is a safe and welcoming community for all our children, where everyone knows their name. I highly recommend PreKthru 8th grade.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 355 students
  • Average class size: 23 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Lake County, IL is $10,471 for elementary schools and $21,754 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Lake County, IL is 84% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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