Frequently Asked Questions
How many students are in each class?
Transitional Kindergarten (TK) = 20
Kindergarten = 28-30
Grades 1-8 = An average of 30-35 per class
What are the school hours?
The regular school schedule starts promptly at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 3:00 p.m. for Grades TK - 8 on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. School is dismissed at 2:00 p.m. every Wednesday.
Minimum day hours are 8:00 - 11:45 a.m. for grades 1 - 8 and 11:30 for TK and Kindergarten.
Is there child care?
We are very proud of our Kids' Club facility. The facility is open from 7:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. when school is in session. Costs for participation are as follows:
Hourly Fee Registered: $8.00 per child
Hourly Fee Unregistered: $10.00 per child
Snack/Supply Fee per family: $55.00
There is a $70 registration fee for the per child before JUNE 1st. For registration after JUNE 1st it is $80 registration fee per child. For more information regarding our program, please call Kids' Club at 938-5114.
Is the junior high departmentalized?
Junior high grades are departmentalized and students have different teachers for Science, Social Studies, Math, Religion and English. In grades 6-8, math and writing classes are split into smaller groups. In math for Grade 8 there is an 8th grade introduction to algebra concepts and an Algebra 1 section for qualified students.
Are uniforms worn at St. Mary?
All students in grades TK through Grade 8 wear a uniform.
In addition to the standard academic classes, what other classes/resources are offered at St. Mary School
Additional Activities Include:
Students attend Mass and other church activities on a regular basis.
All classes receive instruction in Spanish, Art Appreciation and Technology.
A resource specialist is available to students.
Motor development skills are offered to grades TK, K, 1 and 2.
Physical Education is taught twice a week to Grades 3 - 8.
Students participate in an annual Art Fair.
8th grade students have electives once a week.
Music is taught weekly by a music specialist.
Middle School grades participate in Science Fair.
Faith Families, which are typically comprised of one student in each grade level, meet at least once a week to celebrate our Catholic Faith through activities, prayer, song and outreach
Junior Achievement is a parent volunteer program for Grades K-8 that educates young people to value free enterprise, business, and economics.
Field trips and guest speakers are offered throughout the school year.
Students participate in STEAM and coding activities as a whole school.
Drama/Musical Theater is a fee-based after-school program offered on the St. Mary School campus.
After school enrichment programs are offered through our Kids' Club Program and vary throughout the year.