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St. Mary School

Private | PK-8 | 270 students

We are best known for faith-based curriculum.

 
 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $622,500. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,470.

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5 stars


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Posted September 30, 2010

On 9/9/2010, Saint Mary School was awarded a 2010 National Blue Ribbon by the United States Department of Education. This award means that Saint Mary School places amoung the top 50 private elementary, middle AND high schools in the entire United States. We could not be more proud of the quality education (both in academics and in our Faith) that our children are receiving!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2009

Saint Mary School has exceeded all our expectations!!! Academic excellence, passionate and caring teachers, respectful students and ongoing education in the Catholic Faith are the cornerstones to this very special place!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2009

Saint Mary has been a terrific place for our two children. Our oldest has just entered middle school and both my wife and I were very impressed with the dedication and credentials of the middle school faculty. Our elementary school experience has also been wonderful. SMS puts 'faith in every student' and it shows, academically and spiritually !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2009

I have 3 kids at the school, the oldest one is in middle school (started in the pre-school grades) All of my kids are doing well in the academics and even better on the spiritual level. I can say that the education they are getting is top-notch and compares favorable with what my sisters kids are doing in their local school here in CT. The faculty and staff at SMS is absolutely top of the class! Of note is also the small class sizes and a very strong community around the school.
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Posted August 19, 2009

We love St. Mary's School. Excellent leadership and faith filled community.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 94% 62%
Hispanic 2% 18%
Two or more races 2% N/A
Asian 1% N/A
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 15%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Reading specialist(s)
Security personnel
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff French
Spanish
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • United States Department of Education Blue Ribbon School Award (2010)
  • Ecelsior Award (2010)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Clubs
  • Drama club
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 7:30 am
School end time
  • 2:15 pm
School Leader's name
  • Anna O'Rourke
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Roman Catholic
Associations
  • NCEA
Fax number
  • (203) 431-8742

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Diocese of Bridgeport / Common Core
  • STEM
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Remediation
Transportation options
  • Bus for Ridgefield/ some NY
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Playground
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Diocese of Bridgeport
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Track
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Field hockey
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Boy scouts
  • Chess club
  • Community service
  • Cub scouts
  • Drama club
  • School Newspaper
  • Student council/government
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Library Volunteer
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
School leaders can update this information here.

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Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Immaculate High School
Fairfield College Preparatory School
Our Lady of Mercy, Lauralton Hall
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183 High Ridge Ave
Ridgefield, CT 06877
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Phone: (203) 438-7288

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