St. Mary’s School opens its doors to children from age 3 to 8th grade. If you are interested in joining the SMS community, please contact our principal, Rick Pantages, at 309.691.3015 or We are always happy to introduce you to our school!

Admission Procedures
Families considering enrolling at St. Mary’s School are invited to visit our school and meet with the school principal. During this visit you can see our beautiful facilities, learn more about our school and discuss the opportunities for your child. Prospective students entering third grade or higher are invited to shadow for a day after the family’s visit.

Age Requirements
A child entering the Preschool program must be three years old on or before Sept. 1st.

A child entering Kindergarten must be five years old on or before Sept. 1st.

New registrations are taken in the business office. A tuition agreement form, birth certificate and completed registration form and fees are needed to complete the registration process. Transfer students must submit their last report card or transcript of grades along with any testing information. A non-refundable registration fee of $245 is also required.

The actual cost of educating a student K-8 at SMS is $7,450.00. Through parish subsidy and fundraising, the cost to each family is substantially less than that amount. There is a discount for multiple children.

A tuition agreement form must be submitted as a part of the registration.

Admission Forms:

FACTS Registration

2017-2018 Registration Form

2017-2018 Tuition Rates