St. Mary School provides a Gospel of school life from the subjects taken in class, to the recreation on the playground and extends this experience of Christ back to the home.
This Gospel value approach to education makes St. Mary School different from other public and private schools It is the purpose of St. Mary Elementary School and Middle School to provide a course of religious studies based on Gospel values and the teachings of the Church Strong elementary academic experience for the demands of the future An opportunity for students to nurture their creativity through exposure to music and the arts An opportunity for spiritual growth through prayer, liturgy, and para liturgical services An atmosphere of acceptance and support to enable the individual to develop a mature personality.
Mature, responsible teachers who are good role models and who will reinforce the Christian values and attitudes upon which the school is founded A setting for learning that will create opportunities and encouragement for the students to accept ownership and responsibility for their learning Continuing communication between home and school by encouraging parents to actively participate in their role as educators.
All faculty and volunteers who work with children at St. Mary School are required to complete the "Protecting God's Children" workshop.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Enrollment: 216 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $3,811
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8

Student Body

Total Students
216 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
16%
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade
St. Mary School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
16 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
National avg.: 13:1
Number of AP Courses
1 course
Advanced Courses
Advanced Math for students in 5th-8th grade
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Uniform skirts/jumpers/pants

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
This is per child. There is also a registration fee of $100.00 for existing families and $175.00 for new families
Admissions Director
Susan Harmon

Sports

Total Sports Offered
4 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Chess Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Band Program, Forensics Team, Spring Musical

School Notes

  • St. Mary School provides a Gospel of school life from the subjects taken in class, to the recreation on the playground and extends this experience of Christ back to the home. This Gospel value approach to education makes St. Mary School different from other public and private schools It is the purpose of St. Mary Elementary School and Middle School to provide A course of religious studies based on Gospel values and the teachings of the Church Strong elementary academic experience for the demands of the future An opportunity for students to nurture their creativity through exposure to music and the arts An opportunity for spiritual growth through prayer, liturgy, and para liturgical services An atmosphere of acceptance and support to enable the individual to develop a mature personality Mature, responsible teachers who are good role models and who will reinforce the Christian values and attitudes upon which the school is founded A setting for learning that will create opportunities and encouragement for the students to accept ownership and responsibility for their learning Continuing communication between home and school by encouraging parents to actively participate in their role as educators. All faculty and volunteers who work with children at St. Mary School are required to complete the "Protecting God's Children" workshop. 
Source: Verified school update

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Enrollment: 216 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $3,811
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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