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PK-8|Private
400 students
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School leader:  Nicole Raftery
50 North Buffalo Grove Road
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

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(847) 459-6270
(847) 537-2810
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"Saint Mary School is a two-time Blue Ribbon School of Academic Excellence. "

BASIC INFORMATION

  • Before / After care
    Before, After
  • Dress policy
    Uniforms
  • Transportation
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PROGRAMS & CULTURE

  • Academic focus
    Religious
  • Arts
    Band, Instrumental and theory music lessons...
  • World languages
    Spanish
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63 reviews

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Recent Reviews


Teacher effectiveness: Strongly disagree
Submitted by a parent · August 07, 2016
Some of the teachers are OK as others tolerate bad student behavior and absolutely refuse to admit that it is possible that they may have mishandled a situation. I call it the way I see it as the signs of Catholic brainwashing are present!

Amount of homework: Disagree
Submitted by a parent · August 07, 2016
Well, considering the fact that the kids at SMS haven't even learned the concepts that have already been taught at the public school is kind of telling!

Develops character: Strongly disagree
Submitted by a parent · August 07, 2016
The St. Mary's staff, especially the leadership team has a very twisted perception of what is right and what is wrong as certain students are given the license to be mean spirited without repercussion!

Overall:
Submitted by a parent · August 07, 2016
3 years removed from St. Mary's and not even 1 student misconduct/borderline bullying issue...And here's the kicker, the curriculum of the public school is far superior to that of SMS as my kids are leaps and bounds ahead of the kids that we know... more

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About this school

Saint Mary School is a Pre-K - 8th grade Catholic school in Buffalo Grove, IL, that is dedicated to educating the whole child. Saint Mary School has been a cornerstone in the Northwest suburbs for more than 150 years. We are proud of our long history of academic excellence and are excited to be teaming 21st Century Learning skills with technical knowledge and Gospel-based values to help children become critical thinkers.

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Last modified: August 7, 2016
Last modified St Mary School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
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