St Marys School

  • 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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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Other school association(s)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Year Founded1903

Student Body

Total Students152 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
9%
State avg.: 32%
Students by Grade St Marys School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers11 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio14:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size25 students
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(See handbook on website)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition Notes Tuition rates are reviewed every spring and are subject to change yearly. Please call the school for current fees.
Admissions DirectorMrs. Sharon A. Warfield, Principal

Sports

Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Softball, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
CheeringSoftball,
Volleyball

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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  • Pontiac
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  • Pontiac
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  • Odell
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  • Flanagan
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  • Dwight
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