St. Marys School

Known for its exceptional science and technology programs, St. Mary's School welcomes families from diverse backgrounds into its award-winning school community.
Students in preK through 8th grade come from many cities in a 35-mile radius.
Class sizes are small, and students receive personalized attention from teachers and staff.
We offer a full range of special area classes for students in all grades, including art, music, PE, technology, library, and, in middle school, Project-based Learning.
All grades, 1-8, offer one-to-one technology devices within the classroom.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked TN School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 181 students
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Mild learning differences (resource program only)
Year Founded
1950
Awards
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2010

Student Body

Total Students
181 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
37%
State avg.: 19%
Students by Grade
St. Marys School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
16 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size
18 students
List of Courses Offered

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Tuition support available
% on Financial Aid
25%
Acceptance Rate
95%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Darcy Welch

Sports

Total Sports Offered
7 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
15 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Challenge and Conquest Youth Group, Chess Club, Cub Scouts, Culinary Club, Girl Scouts, Lego Robotics Club, Science Bowl

Arts and Music Programs:
Clay and Pottery Club, Drama Club, Fantasy of Trees Club, Gingerbread Club, Orchestra

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Fall Soccer Club, Spring Basketball Club, Spring Volleyball Club
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the acceptance rate of St. Marys School?
The acceptance rate of St. Marys School is 95%, which is higher than the national average of 85%.
What sports does St. Marys School offer?
St. Marys School offers 7 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Swimming, Track and Field and Volleyball.
What is St. Marys School's ranking?
St. Marys School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Tennessee for: Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for St. Marys School?
The application deadline for St. Marys School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
I am the parent of three St. Mary's graduates who went on to high school very well prepared. I recall that, on several occasions, the high school teachers commented that students who come to them from St. Mary's school were, for the most part, more organized and had developed better study skills than those coming from other schools.
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5  
SMS is a wonderful school! Our teachers are supportive, and set the bar high for our children. SMS students work hard but play hard as well! We love having the Dominican Sisters of Saint Cecilia---their passion for Catholic education is contagious! Our science department is amazing--our elementary students have their own lab; our middle schoolers consistently do well at the regional science fair. 11 of 13 past Grand Champions of the Appalachian Regional Science Fair have come from SMS!
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked TN School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 181 students
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Tennessee is $11,427 for elementary schools and $12,063 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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