Inspired by the vision and spirit of our founder, St. John Neumann, St. Mary's Elementary School today continues the mission which was Neumann's: to provide excellence in Catholic education for the children of Lancaster, Depew and surrounding areas.
Indeed, from the founding days of St. John Neumann in 1836 through the present, St. Mary's Elementary School has left to our community a strong legacy of graduates who have demonstrated a deep sense of love of God, country, neighbor and family.
Today, St. Mary's Elementary School continues its commitment to foster in our students the ability to be visible examples of the Gospel, especially by being of service to others.
We see as our mission the development of the complete Christ-like person-academically, spiritually, physically, morally, socially and emotionally.
Moreover, through the constant support, presence and commitment of our families, combined with the dedicated efforts and care of our professional faculty and staff, we seek to develop students who combine an enthusiasm for learning and growth with a true respect for and dedication to the values of our community.
Thus, the children educated at St. Mary's Elementary School will take with them into the future the faith, intelligence, responsibility, self-discipline, integrity and compassion necessary to both serve and lead their fellow human beings.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked NY School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 250 students
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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St. Marys Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New York for:

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School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded
1836

Student Body

Total Students
250 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
Students by Grade
St. Marys Elementary School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
23 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
15 students
Number of AP Courses
2 courses
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
School Uniform

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Tuition rates are based on the various chosen options
Admissions Director
Nancy Jezuit
Admissions Associate
Amanda Kuhn

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School Notes

  • Inspired by the vision and spirit of our founder, St. John Neumann, St. Mary's Elementary School today continues the mission which was Neumann's: to provide excellence in Catholic education for the children of Lancaster, Depew and surrounding areas. Indeed, from the founding days of St. John Neumann in 1836 through the present, St. Mary's Elementary School has left to our community a strong legacy of graduates who have demonstrated a deep sense of love of God, country, neighbor and family. Today, St. Mary's Elementary School continues its commitment to foster in our students the ability to be visible examples of the Gospel, especially by being of service to others. We see as our mission the development of the complete Christ-like person-academically, spiritually, physically, morally, socially and emotionally. Moreover, through the constant support, presence and commitment of our families, combined with the dedicated efforts and care of our professional faculty and staff, we seek to develop students who combine an enthusiasm for learning and growth with a true respect for and dedication to the values of our community. Thus, the children educated at St. Mary's Elementary School will take with them into the future the faith, intelligence, responsibility, self-discipline, integrity and compassion necessary to both serve and lead their fellow human beings.
Source: Verified school update

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked NY School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 250 students
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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