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Niles, MI
Students enrolled: 52
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217 South Lincoln Avenue
Niles, MI 49120

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(269) 683-9191
(269) 683-8118
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April 23, 2015
St. Mary's School is a place where children thrive. Enter the building and there is a feeling of joy and grace. The goal at St. Mary's is to provide a strong education enriched in faith to give students a promising start in life and structure to serve them beyond. Children are taught according to their needs. Days are enriched to celebrate learning. My children began their education here and were well prepared for the rest of their academic lives.

- submitted by a community member

April 07, 2015
SAVE YOUR MONEY!!!! Within the walls and halls of St. Mary's School is complete dysfunction! The small class sizes continue to speak volumes of the decreasing enrollment due to the lack of a quality education. However, if you're looking for a school similar to a dysfunctional family, then St. Mary's School is the place to be!

- submitted by a parent

March 23, 2015
We are extremely happy with Saint Mary's School. Our daughter is doing well both academically and socially. She is learning new skills each week as well as has opportunities for fine arts, such as music and art weekly. The afterschool program is extremely helpful to working families and our daughter enjoys it!

- submitted by a parent

March 23, 2015
Love this school small size classes more one on one for the students and family like atmosphere.

- submitted by a parent

March 22, 2015
Due to economic conditions in the last few years, St. Mary's School has had to combine classes. The class sizes even when combined are below 15 students at the present time which is much smaller than the area public schools. As differentiated learning comes to the front of solid educational philosophy, St. Mary's School will be piloting a blended learning program where each child receives individualized attention and works at his/her own rate lessening frustration and creating a love for learning. This paradigm has been in place for quite a while, but the technology necessary has been purchased. Although there are fewer families than in past years, these families are supportive of the teachers and are "on board" with the educational philosophy. St. Mary's School is a great place to learn!

- submitted by a community member

August 12, 2014
Sadly, St. Mary's School is in critical condition. Poor decisions and a very poor attitude on the part of the principal have resulted in a marked drop in enrollment in this already struggling school. Enrollment under previous principal was 100+. Current enrollment is less than 40. Speaks for itself. Families have voted with their dollars. Their dollars go with their children to other schools as parents seek a quality education. Even with the small class sizes, families who have transferred children to other schools are consistently finding that these former St. Mary's students are lagging behind their peers academically and often socially. It is unfortunate and is a difficult reality to face for parents who truly believed that St. Mary's School was the best choice for their child. Unfortunately, parents don't realize their error until their child has moved on to another school and struggles with higher expectations.

- submitted by a parent

April 03, 2014
St Mary School in Niles is the best. I have 2 children who go here. The small class sizes and one on one attention is great. Both my children have excelled at this school.

- submitted by a parent

February 24, 2014
This is a wonderful school. Small classes sizes. If your child is needing additional help, they will work with your child. The administration is wonderful, encouraging and has done a lot in terms of helping the school. It is a wonderful sense of family and community.

- submitted by a parent

July 19, 2012
Low tuition and small class size continue to be positives at St. Mary's School. Due to low enrollment, classes in the upper grades have had to be combined in recent years. Extra-curricular opportunities are non-existent. Expectations for behavior and academics is often lower than expected. Dissension within the school continues to be a problem. St. Mary's would benefit greatly from a strong, unifying leader.

- submitted by a parent

May 10, 2011
My son was in the Leaps and Bounds program for two years. He has grown so much. The teacher, Ms Rhonda, done an amazing job. The principal, Mrs Gregorski, is so involved in all aspects of the school and has noticed the huge personal growth my son has achieved. We have a sense of family and community at St Mary's. I encourage everyone to send their child to St Mary's!!

- submitted by a parent

May 03, 2010
It could be a great school. It has a lot of great aspects including the student to teacher ratio. The negative is that a handful of parents think they control the school. Good luck to any principal that dares try to help the school.

- submitted by a parent

August 27, 2009
St. Mary's is a great, little school. Small classes ensure that each student is taught at their own level and the teachers take time to work with each students' needs and strengths. My daughter went through St. Mary's from 1st through 6th grade, and it was a successful, nurturing experience. I would highly recommend St. Mary's School.

- submitted by a parent
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October 13, 2008
St. Mary's has taken on positive changes. We have a new administrator, Dr. Doyle, who has been a very positive influence for the parents, teachers, and students. We have a family based environment and believe that 'parents believe, children achieve'. We are a very fortunate group of parents and children.

- submitted by a parent

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St Mary School
217 South Lincoln Avenue, Niles, MI  49120
(269) 683-9191
Last modified St Mary School is a Private school that serves grades PK-5
St Mary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 13 reviews. Top