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St. Mary's Catholic School

St. Mary's Catholic School is a coeducational private Catholic traditional school for students in grades Pre-K through 8.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Rural


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St. Mary's Catholic School says

Students at Saint Marys Catholic Elementary School in Arcata, California develop respect and responsibility through spiritual commitment, educational pursuits, and community involvement. St. Marys School welcomes the Catholic students of Saint Marys parish, other neighboring parishes, and non-Catholic students from throughout the area. In small class size settings, St. Marys teachers set the expectations for each child to reach his or her individual potential. Our teachers use an academically rigorous curriculum as a foundation, and draw from their own expertise and experiences to engage the children in an adventure of learning and exploration. Students at St. Marys Catholic Elementary School become active members of a Christian community who live according to the message of the Gospels and Church Traditions. St. Marys Catholic School has WASC accreditation with California Credentialed teachers. The teachers and administration have begun work on the 2002, WCEA/WASC accreditation, Process for School Improvement for Catholic Elementary Schools, with a new mission statement, philosophy and student learning expectations for St. Marys students. This will be an ongoing process for the next year that will help us provide the best academic and spiritual education for our students in this new millennium.



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Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 37
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
Pre-K 6
Kindergarten 4
1 4
2 3
3 4
4 4
5 1
6 2
7 5
8 4

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Student Teacher Ratio 6 : 1
Gender 27% Male / 73% Female
Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 54%
Multi-racial 10%
Hispanic/Latino 14%
Black or African American 2%
Asian 5%
American Indian or Alaska Native 7%

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