What is the average class size?
In the lower elementary grades (K-2), our goal is to achieve a class size of 17-18 students per class. In the upper elementary grades (3-5), our goal is classes averaging 19 students per class. Junior high class sizes average 20 per class.
What percentage of teachers hold advanced degrees?
80 percent of the teaching staff hold master’s degrees.
How much is tuition?
See Tuition & Fees page.
Is tuition assistance available?
Yes. See Tuition Assistance information on the Tuition & Fees page.
How much fundraising is done throughout the school year?
Our current fundraising event for students is the Marathon for Non-public education. The Home and School Association also sponsors the annual Night of Knights Auction. Participation is encouraged but voluntary. St. Mary’s also participates in the SCRIP program. $300 participation in this program is required for each family.
Does St. Mary’s offer full-day kindergarten readiness?
Yes, St. Mary’s offers full-day kindergarten readiness beginning the first week of school. Contact 507-446-2300 for more information.
Can my child take the bus to and from school?
Yes. The Owatonna Bus Company provides busing to St. Mary’s School based on the same eligibility as the Owatonna Public Schools. Elementary students who live more than 1 mile from School are eligible for free busing. Busing service may be purchased for students who live within a 1 mile radius. For junior high students, the eligible distance is 2 miles. See the Transportation page for more information.
Does St. Mary’s welcome students who are not Catholic or who belong to a different parish?
Yes, St. Mary’s welcomes families of all faiths and/or parishes.
Do students wear uniforms?
St. Mary’s students do not wear uniforms. The dress code is addressed in the Dress Code pages of the Student Handbook.
Is School Age Care (SAC) available at St. Mary’s?
Yes! Before School Care is available for St. Mary’s students from 6:30-7:30 AM. After School Care is available from 2:40-5:30. Please contact 507-446-2300 for more information. To download a School Age Care (SAC) registration, please click here or visit the School Age Care page.
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