St Marys High School Bundschu Memorial

  • Welcome to St. Mary's High School website. At St. Mary's we are building a brighter future.
  • St. Mary's is located approximately one-half mile north of the Historic Independence Square.
  • Founded in 1853, we are a coeducational, college preparatory, Diocesan high school accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Year Founded1853

Student Body

Total Students115 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 19%
Students by GradeSt Marys High School Bundschu Memorial Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers11 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1
Number of AP Courses4 courses

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$4,500


Total Sports Offered13 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.14 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Academic Team, Envirothon, Forensics, Future Business Leaders of America, Liturgy Club, National Honor Society, Science Club, Spanish Club, Spirit Club, Student Ambassadors, Student Council, Trojan Chorale, Yearbook, Youth L.E.A.D.

School Notes

  • Mission Statement
  • St. Mary's High School is a Catholic Diocesan secondary school dedicated to the education and development of young men and women. The school reflects this by its mission to provide a sound Catholic formation under the auspices of the Roman Catholic Church. It also strives to develop the unique potential of its student body through an extensive curriculum, instructional excellence, global awareness, service and extra-curricular programs. St. Mary's High School seeks to empower its students with the responsibility, awareness and education to become leaders and active participants in today's world and Church.
  • Location
  • Eastern Jackson County, one block west of Noland Road and two blocks south of 24 Highway
  • School
  • Diocesan (Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph); Secondary, coed, college preparatory school
  • Faculty
  • 21 Faculty and Administrators
  • 50% hold advanced degrees
  • 5 faculty members have taught at SMH for over 15 years
  • 5 faculty members are alumni
  • Accreditation
  • Fully credited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and the National Catholic Education Association
  • Graduation Requirements
  • 26 credits and 60 hours of Christian service
  • Religion- 4 credits
  • English- 4 credits
  • Social Studies- 4 credits
  • Mathematics- 3 credits
  • Science- 3 credits
  • Physical Education- 1 credit
  • Health- 1/2 credit
  • Fine Art- 1 credit
  • Foreign Language- 2 credits
  • Electives- 2 1/2 credits
  • St. Mary's offers honor classes, advanced placement classes, and college credit may be earned through Avila University and the Math/Physics Academy sponsored by UMKC.
  • Tuition
  • $4,500 (Does not reflect the cost of books, fees, and uniform)
  • Scholarships & Financial Aid
  • Available to students registered at St. Mary's
  • Catholicity
  • St. Mary's High School welcomes students of all faiths. Our student body is 80% Catholic and 20% non-Catholic.

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