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FAQ's About St. Mary's

St. Mary's FAQ

 
What are the class sizes at St. Mary’s School?
The maximum class size at St. Mary’s School is 12 students in early threes, 16 students in preschool, pre-kindergarten, and kindergarten, and 18 students in first through fifth grade.
 
What is the student-to-teacher ratio at St. Mary’s School?
The student-to-teacher ratios for preschool through fifth grade are as follows:

          Early Threes  –  6 to 1
          Preschool – 8 to 1
          Pre-Kindergarten – 10 to 1
          Kindergarten – 12 to 1
          First Grade – 14 to 1
          Second to Fifth Grade – 18 to 1

 
For which grades do you accept applications?
St. Mary’s School welcomes applications from qualified students at all grade levels age 2.5 through 5th grade.
 
When should I begin the application process?
The best time to begin the application process for enrollment at St. Mary's is the fall prior to the year you wish your child to start. Applications for the current year will be accepted if space is available in the particular grade level. As part of our effort to connect with families early in their school search, we encourage parents to register their child (even as an infant or toddler) in the St. Mary’s Stepping Stones program to help secure a place for your child when he/she reaches preschool age. Please contact the admissions office at 405.341.9541 for more information.
 
Are there age requirements for entrance into the Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten, and Kindergarten programs?
Yes, preschool applicants must be three on or before September 1, pre-kindergarten applicants must be four on or before September 1 and Kindergarten applicants must be five on or before September 1. 
 
Are there opportunities to tour the campus?
There are three Admission Events during the school year. Alternatively, you may call the admissions office and schedule a personal tour.
 
What is the tuition at St. Mary’s?
A full breakdown of our tuition and fees can be found on our tuition information page.
 
Does St. Mary’s School award financial aid?
Need-based financial assistance is available on a limited basis for students in Kindergarten through Fifth Grade with application to be made by March 15 through FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment. Also, qualifying parents with three or more children attending St. Mary’s may apply for a multiple student discount. In addition, members of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church may qualify for assistance.
 
Is there a religious requirement to attend St. Mary's?
We welcome students and families of all denominations and faiths.
 
Do you offer a military discount?
Yes! We are proud to offer a military discount to children of active-duty service men and women. The discount is 10% for the first year of enrollment, 15% for the second year of enrollment, and 20% for the third year of enrollment (and beyond).