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St Mary's School

Private | PK-8 | 160 students


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Posted October 29, 2009

The school supports both the academic and moral development of it's students.
—Submitted by a teacher

Posted October 22, 2009

It's a super school with a super staff!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 22, 2009

I love that my children are getting a first-rate education that includes the teachings of the Lord. The morals and values instilled at home are reinforced at school. St. Mary's is a part of our family!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 20, 2009

Great for academics, fosters family values, and love of God and country.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 19, 2009

St. Mary's School is AWESOME!! It's been an important part of my life for many years! My daughters graduated fromSt. Mary's, I taught there, and next year my grandsons will attend!! Faith, strong academics, caring faculty and staff, family... St. Mary's has it all!!

Posted October 19, 2009

We love St. Mary's for its small class sizes and warm friendly teachers. Mrs. Walsh, the principal, really loves the kids too and wants them to achieve their personal bestl
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 19, 2009

The structure, instruction and atmosphere is great!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 18, 2009

Small class size Long class hours Family/community orientated Friendly/Warm staffs Church out the doorstep and more...
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Posted October 15, 2009

My kids couldn't have had better knowledge about our Lord Jesus Christ in any other place. The academic education prepared them very well. I love St Mary's School!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 15, 2009

I am a proud grandmother whose grand children are receiving a great education. They love your school and you have instilled the love of learning in their hearts and that God loves them all.

Posted October 14, 2009

Strong spirituality, close family environment, excellent teachers and curriculum!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 13, 2009

My child learns so much. My child also learns so much about God and what he has done for us. St. Mary's is a great school for my child.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 12, 2009

St. Mary's is one of those small school wonders. It provides not only great learning for our daughter but quite a bit more. St.Mary's provides an ethical, caring environment, that holds to American ideals and we see how nicely our daughter has taken to it. My daughter is a mixed race child and at St. Mary's she is taught and loved for who she is without a scintilla of prejudice or notice. Perhaps I should note that we are not Catholic but have found that to be irrelevant for our child. St. Mary's teaches by example and I believe that it is the kind of school that is indeed an example to follow. We love the choice we made.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 10, 2009

Our girls are very happy here and feel safe in this enviroment. The education is the best and we love the family enviroment that the school has.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 10, 2009

I love the family atmosphere, the values and morals being upheld....The great academic start
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Posted October 8, 2009

The children are provided with an excellent education. The classes and programs are well structure. In addition, the school provides good social activities.

Posted October 8, 2009

St Mary's school has the mos friendly, helpful and carinf administrative staff and teachers.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 8, 2009

St. Mary's creates a great sense of community.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 8, 2009

St. Mary's is a great school. The teachers, staff and families all care about the students. Children receive a great education in an atmosphere filled with faith, morals and discipline. It's truly a great foundation for life.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 8, 2009

St. Mary's - Hackettstown is a great enviornment for my children. St. Mary's has loving, caring, helpful , compassionate teachers and staff. The academics are high and children are encouraged to succeed
—Submitted by a parent

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 75% 51%
Two or more races 10% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 9%
Hispanic 6% 22%
Black 3% 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Coed
  • Roman catholic
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  • Diocese of Metuchen
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159 Liberty Street
Hackettstown, NJ 07840
Phone: (908) 852-4791


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