St. Mary Of The Sea School

Education at Saint Mary's is focused on building skills, increasing knowledge, developing reasoning ability and learning to make good decisions.
We seek to help our students recognize and develop their individual talents as well as understand and affirm the uniqueness of others.
A strong religion program, growing out of Catholic faith and worship, is the capstone that supports these elements.
St. Mary's School follows the curriculum guidelines set by the Diocese of Lansing.
This includes Social Studies, Science, Math, Phonics, Reading and Language Arts. Our mission at Saint Mary School is to believe that the spiritual, intellectual, emotional, physical, artistic and social growth of our children is a shared responsibility.
Parents, teachers and staff work together to insure that the education first begun and nurtured in the home continues in a Christian atmosphere characterized by love, respect, honesty and understanding.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MI School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Students: 160 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $3,250
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

St. Mary Of The Sea School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Michigan for:

School History

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
160 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 20%
Students by Grade
St. Mary Of The Sea School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
11 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
20 students
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
(Navy pants, white or red shirt)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Multiple child discounts
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Julia Hurlburt
Admissions Associate
Cindy Clark


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
3 extracurriculars
Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, Youth Choir

School Notes

  • St. Mary Star of the Sea School has educated generations of Jackson youth. The school is dedicated to providing a well-rounded, faith-based catholic education in a world that is constantly changing.

School Reviews

Saint Mary School is a diamond among jewels of the Catholic schools in Jackson. It is certainly true that the school is diverse in ethnicity. Compassion for others is developed through their wonderful teachers. They maintain high academic standards with hands on activities . They engage their students in service to others. The sports program is number one. It is coached by caring parents who are positive with their players. You should definitely visit St. Mary Star of the Sea School to see for yourself all that they have to offer your child. You will love it there!
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MI School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Students: 160 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $3,250
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Michigan is $6,167 for elementary schools and $10,773 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Michigan is 95% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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