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PK-8
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Oak Ridge, TN
Students enrolled: 185
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323 Vermont Ave
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

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(865) 483-9700
(865) 483-2875
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May 02, 2014
St. Mary's School provides an academically challenging and nurturing environment. The faculty and staff genuinely care about the well-being and development of all our students and our fellow colleagues. I have been so blessed with my experience as a teacher, that without reservation I knew it was the place to enroll my child for his education. As a parent and teacher, I could not be more pleased.

- submitted by a teacher
April 30, 2014
My school is the best, faith and family oriented education my children can receive. The academics are second to none and they are steadily building to improve athletics. I look forward to many more years of being a St Mary's parent.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2014
I love my school. We have a science lab where you can do all sorts of fun things such as building catapults, birdwatching, and dissecting animals. There are many cool after school programs like clay club, volleyball, basketball, and garden club. You should definitely consider going to this school! (Written by a student in grade 4)

- submitted by a community member
April 29, 2014
When we moved to the area several years ago, we visited three private schools . Upon visiting St. Mary's School, we knew this was the school we wanted to be a part of. There was an instant feeling of a warm, caring, and nurturing environment. The low student to teacher ratio provides a learning environment that allows teachers the ability to adapt to the child's needs. We especially feel blessed to have the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia presence in the school, offering a faith based education. We appreciate the daily blessings St. Mary's School provides in our child's education!

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2014
Before St Marys, my child scored satisfactory or below on most tests. Immediately gained an enthusiastic attitude about school and became more content. Seldom brings home less than 100 on tests. Enjoys reading now without note. All due to the blessing of St Marys. I especially appreciate my child learning Spanish, now instead of later. St Marys genuninely cares for the intellect, the heart and the soul of all these kids. I wish every child could enjoy an educational environment that is loving and respectful to students. When college comes, we will be academically preparred as well as already having years of appropriate behavior, thoughtful decision making, the discipline of self-control and confidence that has already made a positive impressionable difference. St Marys has made a difference!

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2014
Our school is excellent because we have small class sizes, lots of individual attention, and excellent teachers. The staff and teachers at St. Mary's are there to for the students and go above and beyond what is expected!! We are very pleased with our school.

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2014
Many schools have high academic standards and excellent track records of test scores. St Mary's has that and much more. St Mary's is a complete package with high standards for all teachers, staff, and students. This results in superior role models of Catholic Christian attitudes of caring, compassion, helpfulness to each other, involvement at all levels, willingness to serve, and deportment for all who make up the St Mary's school community. The students see this every day and cannot help but strive to emulate their professional and peer models. The role of the Sisters of St Cecilia is paramount in setting the standard in all respects. The faith-based learning at St Mary's prepares even the youngest for excellence in life and in academics. As a parent who has observed many public, private and parochial school environments and student bodies over many years, I can truly attest that St Mary's is where I want my student grow and prosper. St Mary's makes a difference each and every day and it shows!

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2014
St Mary's Oak Ridge is a warm and welcoming place, that is well situated for the highest level of education. The classes are small enough to allow for much one on one interaction between the children and the teachers. Yet the entire school interacts like a large family. The schools approach to education goes well beyond the standard and enables all levels of learning to be incorporated in the classes. The interaction between our school and the public school system to facilitate their resources to benefit the education of our children is outstanding.

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2014
What a precious, wonderful school! They truly are a family. The students are greeted every morning by name as they enter the door! We love the scool's laid back atmosphere with the focus on academic learning and being a Christian family. We have enjoyed our St Marys experience!

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2014
St. Mary's School is a very special and unique place. With the presence of the Domincan Sisters, the students quicly learn that someone cares very deeply about their success both in school and in life. Beginning each day with a prayer, places each students heart in the proper place before tackling the academic challenges of the day. From Pre-K to 8th Grade all students have classes with teachers who specialize in specific disciplines such as: computer, Spanish, science, library, music, art and physical education. St. Mary's has been recognized nationally as a Blue Ribbon School and its students have won many regional awards for science and math. The community of parents at St. Mary's is amazing. With parents who are involved in the student's lives and who recognize the value of a Christian education, these students grow and learn in a very close family environment. Each middle school student is paired with a young student and is called their big buddy. This program gives the young students someone to look up to and helps the older students learn responsibility. Attending mass twice a week, tops off the many positive aspects of this very special and amazing school.

- submitted by a parent
April 15, 2014
The best school in Oak Ridge. The teachers are wonderful. My children love their teachers and classmates. I am so very grateful for St. Mary's School.

- submitted by a parent
April 15, 2014
St. Mary's is a wonderful school that provides a lot of structure and discipline. The teachers, staff, and parent community are very dedicated and work hard to provide a solid academic and religious grounding. It is an excellent choice if you are Catholic. Depending on your values and your child's ability to find other friends with whom they click, it may also work well for those who aren't Catholic. It is a small school, so it can't always offer the same amount and variety of sports, music, and other extra curriculars that a strong public school might offer. However, the small nature creates a tight-nit communtiy and very personal academic experience.

- submitted by a parent
April 15, 2014
St. Mary's School in Oak Ridge, Tennessee excels in forming each child academically, emotionally, and spiritually. The small school environment creates a loving family atmosphere where each child can feel accepted and important. This is an excellent place to help your child reach his/her full potential.

- submitted by a teacher
April 15, 2014
This school employs the most caring and highly intelligent teachers! Right now I am preparing a costume for my daughter with "leg-o-muffin" sleeves for the Spring Concert. I am learning along with my child! I also love volunteering at this school. It's nice to work alongside the dear devoted sisters in Christ. Amen.

- submitted by a parent
April 15, 2014
My daughter attends Saint Mary's Catholic School - Oak Ridge, TN. We've been thoroughly pleased with the warm and loving environment and the amazing presence of the Dominican Sisters. We find the education to be top notch - even when weighed against other private schools in the area.

- submitted by a parent
April 15, 2014
We are so thankful for St. Mary s School. The teachers and staff are caring, compassionate and there for our children. We chose St. Mary s for the outstanding Academics and we received so much more. The School develops the whole person. Our children have gained morals and values that will be with them forever and carry them through the many trials of life. They look forward to school every day and miss school during the holidays. I am very grateful to St. Mary s Church for the gift they have given our family.

- submitted by a parent
December 10, 2013
This school really works to meet the individual needs of the students. Lots of attention for gifted, average, and special need children. Family atmosphere. Dominican Sisters are wonderful!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2009
Excellent academic record and staff that is genuinely focused on the children

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 09, 2009
SMS is a wonderful school! Our teachers are supportive, and set the bar high for our children. SMS students work hard but play hard as well! We love having the Dominican Sisters of Saint Cecilia---their passion for Catholic education is contagious! Our science department is amazing--our elementary students have their own lab; our middle schoolers consistently do well at the regional science fair. 8 of 11 past Grand Champions of the Appalachian Regional Science Fair have come from SMS!

- submitted by a parent
November 14, 2008
Amazing school! The teachers are so kind and you can tell they love your child. They don't stay in the same class all day like other schools. They actually go to science, music, art, computers and spanish. They get to go to the lunchroom and experience the lunchroom line and trays. My daughter loves school and it's been such a great experience for her. She's excited about learning at St. Mary's.

- submitted by a parent
July 25, 2008
I can't say enough about the quality of education provided at St. Mary's. The staff is caring and devoted to providing our children with the very best education. Students are taught to treat one another with respect. Extracurriculars are varied and parental involvement tops. St. Mary's is not just a school but a home for our chidren.

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2007
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- submitted by a community member
May 22, 2007
St. Mary's is wonderful. We wouldn't have our child anywhere else

- submitted by a parent
April 04, 2006
An excellent school! We have very bright children, and they have been reached and challenged consistently every year that they have attended St. Mary's. We love it there! It is a very bright, cheerful, happy place. Parents are very involved and are encouraged to do so. There is a great deal of variety in the so-called 'special' classes: music, art, etc.

- submitted by a parent
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St. Marys School
323 Vermont Ave, Oak Ridge, TN  37830
(865) 483-9700
Last modified St. Marys School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
St. Marys School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 24 reviews. Top