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.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Students: 75 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

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

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School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Year Founded
1863

Student Body

Total Students
75 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
9%
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade
St. Mary School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
7 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
25%
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Tuition for Preschool varies depending upon number of days and whether 1/2 day or full day.
Admissions Director
Mrs. 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.

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Students: 75 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average acceptance rate in Illinois is 91% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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