About Us: St. Marys Catholic Elementary School


2015-2016 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.

2015-2016 Financial Aid*
Total financial aid granted – $485,363
54% 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:
Full Day Kindergarten – $2.70 for lunch and snack time drink
Half Day Kindergarten (just juice) – $0.30
Elementary (Grades 1 – 5) – $ 2.40

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
8:30 – 11 a.m.
Two-Hour Delay Times: 10:30 a.m. – 12:15 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 child care for students enrolled at SMCES is available on a daily basis for a nominal fee.

2015-2016 Preschool Handbook – Click here.
2014-2015 Elementary School Handbook – Click here.