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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMild learning differences (resource program only)
Year Founded1950
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2010

Student Body

Total Students185 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
8%
State avg.: 16%
Students by Grade St. Marys School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size18 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesTuition support available
% on Financial Aid
25%
Acceptance Rate
95%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorDarcy Welch

Sports

Total Sports Offered7 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Swimming, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
GolfSoccer,
SwimmingTrack and Field,
Volleyball

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

Nearby Private Schools

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Oak Ridge
    Grades: K-12 | 68 students
    1.8 miles
    535 Oak Ridge Tpk.
    Oak Ridge, TN 37830
    (865)481-2519
    1.8 K-12
    68
  • Oak Ridge
    Grades: K-12 | 30 students
    1.9 miles
    535 Oak Ridge Tpke
    Oak Ridge, TN 37830
    (865)481-2519
    1.9 K-12
    30
  • Knoxville
    The Goddard School
    The Goddard School Photo
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-K
    7.4 miles
    10720 Virginia Pine Way
    Knoxville, TN 37932
    (865)531-9599
    7.4 NS-K
    n/a
  • Oliver Springs
    Grades: K-12 | 88 students
    8 miles
    107 Old Hen Valley Rd
    Oliver Springs, TN 37840
    (865)435-4831
    8 K-12
    88
  • Knoxville
    Paideia Academy
    Paideia Academy Photo - Paideia Academy l Classical Christian School Knoxville l Senior Walk Class of 2016
    Special Program Emphasis (Christian)
    Grades: PK-12 | 215 students
    8.3 miles
    10825 Yarnell Road
    Knoxville, TN 37932
    (865)670-0440
    8.3 PK-12
    215

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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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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The average private school tuition in Tennessee is $8,712 for elementary schools and $10,026 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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