St Mary School
5.00 (3 reviews)
- The mission of St. Mary's School is to nurture in its students an abiding Christian faith and to develop the skills which will help them to live as dynamic members of their communities.
- It is our role, along with families, to build the spiritual and ethical foundation needed in today's civic and faith communities.
- We believe that children are special and learning is a process that, by nature, children enjoy.
- Our goals are to create an interesting school environment where learning, life, and love can flourish and grow; to foster courtesy and responsibility and a love and appreciation for self and for others; and to help our students develop logical, critical, and creative thinking skills.
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)|
|Religious Affiliation||Roman Catholic|
|Grades Offered||Grades Prekindergarten-8|
|Total Students||158 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 25%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||8 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||20:1|
National avg.: 13:1
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Auburn Grades: PK-8 | 157 students
505 17th St Se
Auburn, WA 98002
(253)833-8688 78.2 PK-8
- Bellevue Grades: PK-8 | 412 students
9450 N.E. 14th Street
Bellevue, WA 98004
(425)451-1773 87.5 PK-8
St. Mary's has been the answer to SO MANY things for our girls as they've found a place to belong, connect, learn, grow, and lead. The admin/staff are committed on a level I have not seen in a very long time, and the 'everyone is involved' approach has made SMS a place for our whole family. Staff, parents, and students are on the same page and working together, and the kids are flourishing because of it. The traditional extra-curricular activities of music, drama, and sports are not always available as volunteers are needed for these programs, but the 'traditions' of St. Mary's like Robotics Club, News Club, 6th-8th Grade Overnight Camps, October fest, Science Fair, Book Fair, plus school/family dinners, cultural and church events keep students actively involved and developing leadership and team-building skills. This has been the perfect 'prep' for my girls during their late elementary and early teen years. We will miss this school once our girls graduate from 8th grade next year!
- Posted by Parent - Katherine
St. Mary was a true blessing to our family. Many years ago, in Kindergarten, my son was coming home and saying he hated school. At that moment, we knew we needed to look into a change. We decided on St. Mary and we will never regret the financial commitment we made to get a top notch education in both academics and social/emotional learning. Teachers are passionate. Christ is the foundation of the school. High standards for all kids - whether they are struggling or have academic prowess. Bullying is addressed and not ignored. Inclusivity is practiced and encouraged. Leadership is one of collaboration and communication. Both of our kids have now graduated and my son, who is now going to be a junior next year, had a smooth transition, both academically and socially, into the public high school system. I am confident my daughter, an incoming freshman, will also transition well.
- Posted by Parent - Diane
St. Mary School is a wonderful little school that feels more like family. The teachers really know and care about their students. It showed even more during the COVID pandemic. They reached out in every way possible to help with work and have it accessible to their students. ZOOM's daily and weekly with each teacher, always making sure that students were receiving the things they needed to succeed during this time. This school has helped both of my daughters grow academically, spiritually and as members of their community.
- Posted by Parent - Liz
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