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St. Mary of the Lakes School

Private | PK-8, 11 | 416 students


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Posted October 5, 2010

The school is a caring environment where children are cared and taught an excellent education. This school teaches not only education but values, morals, and what is means to be a great person. It compares to any public school in all areas and every child is special.
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Posted February 4, 2010

Values, values, a parent of middle school aged children I see a huge difference in how the children of SML act both inside and outside of school. They are very well prepared for high school and beyond and respectful to boot without many of the distractions plentiful in public school. I have no regrets transferring in to this school. Helps to have teachers and administrators who share the same vision for your child. I know I made the right choice for my children.
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Posted January 16, 2008

Its simple. Common values, discipline, freedom of religous expression (we celebrate Christmas!), strong academics and an active parent community is what makes St. Mary of the Lakes the choice for our family.
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Posted February 23, 2004

Our school is an example of Christian Faith in action, where students are intructed in the foundations of the Catholic Faith and prepared academically to face future challenges. The teachers are experienced and dedicated, spending countless hours planning and teaching students.The academic program provides a variety of learning experiences that stimulate student's desire to achieve their fullest potential. The school has been accredited by the Middle States Evaluation Team. Parents are active in supervising or coaching after school activities, such as basketball, soccer, hockey, cheerleading, Battle of the Books, dances, talent shows and Scout programs. The school has a wonderful band and children's choir. I am proud to be a teacher at St. Mary's and feel that my two children have recieved the best in education while attending St. Mary of the Lakes School.

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 98% 51%
Black 2% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 22%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
School Leader's name
  • Nina (Jean E.) Hoover
  • Coed
  • Roman catholic
  • NCEA
Fax number
  • (609) 654-8125


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  • Computer lab
  • Library
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  • Diocese of Trenton
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196 Rte 70
Medford, NJ 08055
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Phone: (609) 654-2546


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