Come Join Us

At St. Mary School where we provide academic excellence for your child. Our faculty is experienced and licensed to teach in their assigned areas. Over 75% of our faculty has advanced degrees.

Applicants are invited to visit the school and to meet the principal and other members of the staff and student body.



The individual application packet is available online and in the school office. When your child has been accepted, you will be contacted to complete the online enrollment.

Every effort is made to meet the needs of children of all learning styles and abilities.

Admission priority is given to siblings of students presently enrolled in grades PreK3 - 8, active members of St. Mary Parish and all Catholic parishes, including transfers from out-of-town parishes. St. Mary School will not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, national or ethnic origins.

Requirements for entry into PreK3 and PreK4:

  • The child will turn 3 or 4, respectively, by August 31st of the current entry year.
  • Birth Certificate
  • Baptismal Certificate (Catholic students only)
  • Health Form and Immunization Records
  • Application Forms
  • Registration Fee
  • Arrangement for the payment of tuition through FACTS Tuition Management

Requirements for entry into Grades K - 8:

  • For Kindergarten entry, the child must turn 5 by August 31st of the current entry year.
  • Birth Certificate
  • Baptismal Certificate (Catholic students only)
  • NC Kindergarten Health Assessment Form and Immunization Record
  • Application Forms
  • Registration Fee
  • Arrangements for the payment of tuition through FACTS Tuition Management

Application for Enrollment 


Preschool Tuition 

(3 & 4 Year Old Programs)

2023/2024 School Year

All faiths:
$3481/year/student 1/2 day program (8:00 - 12:00)
$5820/year/student extended day (8:00 - 3:00)

Registration & Materials Fee
$275/family/year (non-refundable fee)


2023/2024 School Year

Participating Catholic
Families eligible for "Participating Catholic Tuition" will provide a signed statement from their Pastor each school year that they are participating members in their Parish.
Without this pastor's statement, the "Other Faith" tuition rate will be charged.

Other Faiths

TUITION RATES & PAYMENT: ALL families will enroll in FACTS Tuition Management for the 1, 2 or 10 payment plan.

Registration & Materials Fee
$425.00/family/year (non-refundable fee)
$130.00/per student (Grades 1-8) per year (non-refundable fee) - Technology Fee - amount will be added to tuition rates.
Sport fee is collected at sports registration - $50 (Basketball & Volleyball) - $25 (Cheerleading, Cross Country & Tennis).

Multi-Child Discount (Upon request/need - Grade K-8)
$ 500 - 2 Children
$1000 - 3 Children
$1500 - 4 Children
$2000 - 5 Children

Giving Campaigns:
Annual Fund: Yearly gift to benefit our school; 100% participation is expected.

After School Program
$1600/year payable $180.00/month/student - 9 Payments - Sept. 1 - May 1
$1 per minute/late pickup after 6:00 pm

Home & School Association Dues
Hot Lunch Program
My Hot Lunchbox

Volunteer Hours
10 Per Year/Per Family


F.A.C.T.S. Grant Aid and Assessment program is designed to advise the Principal of the financial needs of families in awarding financial aid at St. Mary School. All applications for financial aid will be processed and evaluated through F.A.C.T.S.

1. Confidential
2. One application per family
3. Applications retained for easy re-application
4. Quality Assessment
5. Comprehensive evaluation
6. Applications available at

Opportunity Scholarship

Eligible families who apply after the March 1, 2023 priority deadline could be considered for an award for the 2023 - 2024 school year over the summer, only if funds remain available.


The Opportunity Scholarship is an income-based program that helps families pay tuition and fees at Direct Payment Schools. *Awards up to $6,492 for the 2023-2024 school year

Do I qualify?

All of the following are required. Visit to learn more about eligibility requirements:

  • My family meets the income requirements
  • My child will be at least 5 years old by August 31 or at least 4 by April 16 and approved for kindergarten according to State guidelines
  • My child lives in North Carolina
  • My child has not graduated high school
  • My child has not enrolled in a post-secondary institution full time
  • My child attended a North Carolina public, charter or Department of Defense school as a full-time student. See here for a full explanation of and exceptions to this requirement