St. Marys School

St. Mary's School is committed to integrating Christian values with life skills; providing a strong staff development program that encourages implementation of research-based strategies in all curricular areas especially reading, writing and science; encouraging an academic climate conducive to improving student achievement; increasing the exposure of success stories of St.
Mary's students and programs to all businesses and cultures in the Storm Lake area and beyond.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked IA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 264 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
264 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 15%
Students by Grade
St. Marys School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
29 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling

School Notes

  • St. Mary's School is an accredited PK-12 Catholic school system operated under the auspices of St. Mary's Catholic Parish and the Diocese of Sioux City.  St. Mary's is located in Storm Lake, a rural area in northwest Iowa, serving students from Buena Vista and surrounding counties.  St. Mary's remains the only Catholic school in Buena Vista County.
  • Enrollment at St. Mary's is approximately 290 students.  The school's ethnic population if approximately 35%.  St. Mary's is accredited by the State of Iowa.  St. Mary's has a 100% graduation rate with 97% attending a two-year or four-year college.

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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked IA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 264 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Iowa is $4,505 for elementary schools and $9,189 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Iowa is 94% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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