St. Mary School

The small teacher-student ratio allows each child to receive the one-on-one instruction necessary to progress more quickly, to reinforce concepts, and to achieve mastery.
At St. Mary School every child is important and every child is taught at their academic level and taken as far as possible during each academic year.
We strive to teach the academic skills while incorporating our faith and values into each day's lessons.
Children learn to "do what Jesus would do" as they practice taking turns, sharing, treating others with respect, praying for those in need, and working to meet the needs of others.

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School Overview

Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Year Founded1863

Student Body

Total Students75 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 Teachers7 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesTuition for Preschool varies depending upon number of days and whether 1/2 day or full day.
Admissions DirectorMrs. Kristen Watson

School Notes

  • St. Mary School is working to develop flexible programs to meet the needs of today's busy families. Before and After School Programs as well as full and half day preschool programs available.

Nearby Private Schools

The nearest high school to St. Mary School is Heritage Baptist Academy (6.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school and preschool is St. Johns Lutheran School (1.3 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Mattoon
    St. Johns Lutheran School
    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Grades: PK-8 | 227 students
    1.3 miles
    100 Broadway
    Mattoon, IL 61938
    (217) 234-4911
    1.3 PK-8
  • Gays
    Grades: K-10 | 19 students
    6.5 miles
    717 Front St
    Gays, IL 61928
    (217) 752-6672
    6.5 K-10
  • Charleston
    Grades: 1-12 | 19 students
    7 miles
    7704 Deerpath Rd
    Charleston, IL 61920
    (217) 512-2311
    7 1-12
  • Humboldt
    Grades: 1-8 | 19 students
    9.6 miles
    3320 Hickory Ln
    Humboldt, IL 61931
    (217) 856-3624
    9.6 1-8
  • Arthur
    Grades: 1-8 | 37 students
    13 miles
    181 N CR 100 E
    Arthur, IL 61911
    (217) 543-3689
    13 1-8

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