St. Mary's School, Pontiac, Illinois, is a coeducational Catholic elementary school affiliated with St. Mary's Parish and the Peoria Diocese.
It is a grade school that is committed to the teaching of the Catholic faith and values from kindergarten through eighth grade.
It is a caring community where the Pastor, Commission on Education, administrator, teachers, and parents work together to ensure that children receive the finest possible education through a progressive program emphasizing religious education, basic skills, academic excellence, the fine arts, and physical fitness.
St. Mary's School is a Catholic co-educational community where human culture and knowledge illumined by Faith is shared and where students are helped to develop a sense of God, a sense of responsibility, a sense of direction, and a sense of mission.
The faculty assumes the responsibility of assisting the parents, who are the prime and foremost educators of the child, in educating the whole child while preserving each child's own individuality and uniqueness.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Students: 152 students
  • Average class size: 25 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

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

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School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
Year Founded
1903

Student Body

Total Students
152 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
9%
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade
St. Marys School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
11 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
25 students
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(See handbook on website)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Tuition rates are reviewed every spring and are subject to change yearly. Please call the school for current fees.
Admissions Director
Mrs. Sharon A. Warfield, Principal

Sports

Total Sports Offered
5 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Altar Servers, Band, Chorus, Junior High Youth Group, Math Team, Scholastic Bowl, Speech Team, Student Council

School Notes

  • St. Mary's School, Pontiac, Illinois, is a coeducational Catholic elementary school affiliated with St. Mary's Parish and the Peoria Diocese. It is a grade school that is committed to the teaching of the Catholic faith and values from kindergarten through eighth grade. It is a caring community where the Pastor, Commission on Education, administrator, teachers, and parents work together to ensure that children receive the finest possible education through a progressive program emphasizing religious education, basic skills, academic excellence, the fine arts, and physical fitness. St. Mary's School is a Catholic co-educational community where human culture and knowledge illumined by Faith is shared and where students are helped to develop a sense of God, a sense of responsibility, a sense of direction, and a sense of mission. The faculty assumes the responsibility of assisting the parents, who are the prime and foremost educators of the child, in educating the whole child while preserving each child's own individuality and uniqueness.

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Students: 152 students
  • Average class size: 25 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Illinois is $7,566 for elementary schools and $12,226 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Illinois is 91% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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