About Us: St. Marys Catholic Elementary School

2023-2024 Tuition Information
Click here to view this year’s tuition rates (including preschool) as well as other financial statistics and sources of support for the St. Marys Catholic Elementary School.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available for families that qualify and are in need of assistance.

Tuition Credit Program
Click here to learn about the Scrip program.

Standardized Testing

Terra Nova – Grades 2 – 5
Terra Nova InView – Grade 3
STAR Math and Reading – Grades 2 – 5
Diocesan Writing Assessment – Grades K – 5
Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills – Grades K & 1
Diocesan Math Assessment – Grades K – 5

Support Systems within the School
Instructional Support Team (IST)
LIFE Family Living Program through Dickinson Center, Inc.

Lunch Program

Click here to learn more about the lunch program at our schools.

Elementary School Times
8:30 a.m. – 3:05 p.m.
Doors open at 8:05 a.m.

Preschool Times
Morning Session: 8:30 – 11 a.m.
Afternoon Session: 12:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Two-Hour Delay Times: 10:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. and 1:15 – 3 p.m.

Report Cards

Kindergarten – Three/year
Grades 1 – 5 – Four/year

Class Size Policy

Recognizing that students’ needs vary, our school does everything possible to limit class size to 20 or less in the primary grades (K – 2) and 25 or less in the intermediate grades (3 – 5).

Average Class Size

17 students


Busing is free of charge if a student lives at least one mile from the elementary school.

Latch Key Program

Before-school and after-school childcare for students enrolled at SMCES is available on a daily basis for a nominal fee. More information can be found here.


Preschool Handbook – Click here.
Elementary School Handbook – Click here.