St. Mary School

St. Mary School in Elgin serves students in our community from Preschool through 8th grade.
We educate in a faith based environment while nuturing each child's development through our outstanding art program, a rigorous academic curriculum, and extra curricular activities while also serving our community.
St. Mary School will give your child space to unfold into the individual they are born to be in a caring, loving environment enriched with a sense of community and purpose while showing them how to problem solve, think for themselves, and support each other.
St. Mary School is committed to the excellence and success of each child.

School Overview

Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8

Student Body

Total Students153 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade St. Mary School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio13:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size15 students
Classroom Dress CodeFormal

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesPlease call for tuition rates
Admissions DirectorJason Hunt (Principal)
Admissions AssociateMelissa Lock School Secretary


Total Sports Offered3 sports
SportsBasketball, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.2 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Chess Club

Arts and Music Programs:

School Notes

  • St. Mary School is a Catholic School serving students from Preschool through 8th grade in Elgin, IL. We welcome students of any faith to join our family. We have tuition assistance available as well as scholarships. Please follow our Facebook page for updates. Please call our office for a personal tour. We look forward to meeting you!
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Elgin
    Grades: NS-8 | 192 students
    0.3 miles
    274 Division St
    Elgin, IL 60120
    (847) 931-2804
    0.3 NS-8
  • Hoffman Estates
     St. Hubert School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 516 students
    9.8 miles
    255 Flagstaff Ln
    Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
    (847) 885-7702
    9.8 PK-8
  • Elgin
    Grades: NS-12 | 337 students
    0.4 miles
    350 Park St
    Elgin, IL 60120
    (847) 695-0303
    0.4 NS-12
  • Elgin
    Good Shepherd Lutheran School
    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Grades: NS-5 | 38 students
    1.6 miles
    1111 Van Street
    Elgin, IL 60123
    (847) 741-7795
    1.6 NS-5
  • Elgin
    Grades: PK-8 | 209 students
    2.1 miles
    1625 W Highland Ave
    Elgin, IL 60123
    (847) 742-3959
    2.1 PK-8

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (8 reviews)
Your kids will love this school just as much as you do as a parent. Small classroom sizes, caring teachers, parent involved community. We researched the other similar schools in the area and choose this one! Couldn't have made a better decision. You won't regret sending your kids here.
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We LOVE THIS SCHOOL!!!!!!! If you're looking for a school with a family and community atmosphere, this is the one!! The overall feeling is one of closeness, whether it's with the faculty or the families in the parish. You always feel welcome and part of the community.
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My family and I love this school and the community within it. My kids have made academic and social leaps and bounds since starting enrollment in the '19-'20 school year. All teachers are attentive, helpful, and great with communication. We couldn't be more pleased with this school!
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It is a very good catholic school in Elgin IL. Very family friendly and welcoming.
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We have been at St. Mary's for almost 5 years and it is our 2nd home. St. Marys makes my children feel safe and loved. The staff always goes above and beyond for the children. Not only teaching the subjects needed but also teaching them how to be a good and caring person. We have a wonderful community of staff and parents, and I am so glad that we can call it home.
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St. Mary's is a good school that teaches the fundamentals of a Catholic education as well as what is required by the state. The teachers genuinely care for the students and offer them personal teaching considering the size of the classes. The teachers and staff use School Speaks (an internet-based communication) to keep parents up to date on students' assignments, grades, goings on, etc. Also, teachers and staff can easily make themselves available if face-to-face meetings are preferred or needed. Probably one of the best qualities of St. Mary's is it really feels more of a family. Everyone knows who everyone is and is always willing to help out one another. All the sports and activities are run by volunteer parents. These are people who care and want to make a difference with the children as well.
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My sixth grader transferred to St. Mary after being at St. Laurence for three years. The transition has been incredibly easy. The staff and students have being friendly, welcoming, and inclusive. Good class sizes, curricular, and extracurriculars. Tuition is very reasonable. So far, we are very happy with the change and look forward to remaining through middle school.
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We love St. Mary School. Truly a community of caring teachers and parents. My children are thriving academically and enjoy going to school every day. That makes this mom's heart very happy.
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