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St Mary Catholic School in Centralis, IL founded in 1867, offers Pre-Kindergarten through Grade Eight education to members of St. Mary and St. Lawrence parishes and the greater Marion County community.
In partnership with the parents and guardian, St. Mary Cathoilic School provides a Christian atmosphere that allows for the development of the whole child, striving to nurture acceptance, respect, self-discipline, and responsibility. Love and caring for others is fostered through the teaching of the Catholic faith and the living of Christian values.
St. Mary Catholic School, a leader in the community, is dedicated to high standards of personal and academic achievement in order that the students will reach their full potential.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 84 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $4,000
  • Average class size: 15 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
School History

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded
1867

Student Body

Total Students
84 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
11%
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade
St. Mary School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
6 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
20%
Average Class Size
15 students
Classroom Dress Code
Formal

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost

Sports

Total Sports Offered
6 sports
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does St. Mary School cost?

St. Mary School's tuition is approximately $4,000 for private students.

What sports does St. Mary School offer?

St. Mary School offers 6 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Softball, Track and Field and Volleyball.

What is St. Mary School's ranking?

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

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 84 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $4,000
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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Did You Know?

The average private school tuition in Illinois is $8,038 for elementary schools and $12,893 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Illinois is 91% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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