Stella Maris Academy

We invite you to join us at Stella Maris Academy for premier Catholic education. This amazing community of learners and believers values their relationship with Christ to guide our work as learners, as believers and as servants to others.
Academic excellence is a result of daily prayer, regular reflection, hard work, joy-filled play, recognition of our gifts and respect for the gifts of others. Contact us to work with our teachers, learn with our students and/or support the mission of a Christ-centered learning environment.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked MN School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 347 students
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Stella Maris Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Minnesota for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded
1923

Student Body

Total Students
347 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
14%
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade
Stella Maris Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
31 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
40%
Average Class Size
20 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Uniform/Dress Code is required. Black/Grey/Cobalt Blue

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Contact our Admissions Office for more information about our academic programs and community support scholarships.
Admissions Director
Sarah Pennings

Sports

Total Sports Offered
4 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Little Flowers Girls Club, Robotics

Arts and Music Programs:
Discovery Club

School Notes

  • Stella Maris Academyhas comprehensive curricular outcomesthat outline standards and criteria for students to successfully complete the educational program. Each school's curricular and instructional practices reflect the mission and philosophy of our school system.A variety of instructional practicesallow teachers to accommodate multiple learning styles and needs. These include differentiated instruction, performance-based learning, service learning, cooperative learning, multi-age instruction, and interdisciplinary instruction. Our written curricular and instructional practices are guided by current research and best professional practices.The richness of our curriculumis tied to creative and innovative learning activities, both within school buildings and outsideclassroom walls. Specialists and extracurricular opportunities enrich our educational program. They allow students to participate in sports, music, drama, academic competitions, special clubs, and school leadership teams that promote school spirit.In addition to our written curriculum and planned activities, Stella Maris Academy promotes a Christian atmosphereof learning that respects the dignity of every person. It is in this safe environment that student learning is nurtured and student potential is realized. We meaningfully integrate technology throughout our curriculum which is another reason why our students consistently outperform their peers on standardized tests and other measures of their academic success.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What sports does Stella Maris Academy offer?
Stella Maris Academy offers 4 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Martial Arts and Soccer.
What is Stella Maris Academy's ranking?
Stella Maris Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Minnesota for: Largest student body.
When is the application deadline for Stella Maris Academy?
The application deadline for Stella Maris Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).
In what neighborhood is Stella Maris Academy located?
Stella Maris Academy is located in the Congdon Park neighborhood of Duluth, MN.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked MN School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 347 students
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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