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.

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

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Year Founded1889

Student Body

Total Students160 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 16%
Students by Grade St. Mary Of The Sea School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers11 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio15:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size20 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Navy pants, white or red shirt)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$3,250
Tuition NotesMultiple child discounts
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$1,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorJulia Hurlburt
Admissions AssociateCindy Clark


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.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.

Nearby Private Schools

The nearest high school and elementary school to St. Mary Of The Sea School is Lumen Christi Catholic School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St. John School (1.0 miles away)
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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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The average private school tuition in Michigan is $4,702 for elementary schools and $10,332 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).