About Us: St. Marys Catholic Elementary School


2016-2017 Tuition Information
Click here to view this year’s tuition rates (including preschool) as well as other financial statistics and sources of support for the St. Marys Catholic Elementary School.

2016-2017 Financial Aid*

Total financial aid granted – $437,942
56% of our students received assistance.

*These statistics include all ECCSS students and families.

Standardized Testing

Terra Nova – Grades 2 – 5
Terra Nova InView – Grade 3
STAR Math and Reading – Grades 2 – 5
Diocesan Writing Assessment – Grades K – 5
Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills – Grades K & 1
Diocesan Math Assessment – Grades K – 5

Support Systems within the School
Instructional Support Team (IST)
LIFE Family Living Program through Dickinson Center, Inc.

Tuition Credit Program

Click here to learn about the Scrip program.

Lunch Program

Lunches are provided each day.

Free/reduced price lunches are available for families who qualify.

The rates for a cafeteria meal per day are as follows:
Kindergarten – $2.75 for lunch and snack time drink
Elementary (Grades 1 – 5) – $ 2.45

Click here to learn more about the lunch program at our schools.

Elementary School Times
8:30 a.m. – 3:05 p.m.
Doors open at 8:05 a.m.

Preschool Times
Morning Session: 8:30 – 11 a.m.
Afternoon Session: 12:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Two-Hour Delay Times: 10:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. and 1:15 – 3 p.m.

Report Cards

Kindergarten – Three/year
Grades 1 – 5 – Four/year

Class Size Policy

Recognizing that students’ needs vary, our school does everything possible to limit class size to 20 or less in the primary grades (K – 2) and 25 or less in the intermediate grades (3 – 5).

Average Class Size

17 students


Busing is free of charge if a student lives at least one mile from the elementary school.

Latch Key Program

Before-school and after-school child care for students enrolled at SMCES is available on a daily basis for a nominal fee.


2016-2017 Preschool Handbook – Click here.
2015-2016 Elementary School Handbook – Click here.