St. Mary at a Glance

St. Mary Interparochial School is situated in Independence National Park and serves children from all over the City of Philadelphia and its suburbs. In the chart below is a brief review of some information regarding the makeup of our student community as well as our demographics and school highlights. 


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St Mary Facts

Current enrollment: 264 Students

Curriculum: Kindergarten – 8th Grade: Co-ed

Gender: 146 Girls : 118 Boys

Tuition: $4,850

Kindergarten Tuition: $6,350 (includes iPad for each K student)

Governance: Principal, Pastor Delegate and BLJ

Faculty/Student Ratio: 23:1

About our Students

Gender: 146 Girls : 118 Boys

Catholic Children: 80% of the student body
(Children enter from 42 parishes in Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Dioceses of Camden and Trenton)

15% African-American children

10% Hispanic children

5% Asian children

66% Caucasian children

2% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
2% Other




School Ranking

Named the #1 school in the City of Philadelphia by

St. Mary School attained 10 out of 10. (All schools are ranked by their academic performance, school safety, and student attendance.)

Top standardized test scores among city schools

Fiscally Independent Elementary School of the Archdiocese

Accredited by Middle States Association

Excellent Record of Achievement



54% Economically disadvantaged

Title One School.

St. Mary Interparochial School Financial Aid Program is offered to qualified families.

This year students will recieve $27,000 in Finacial Aid from Children's Scholarship Fund (CSF), $43,000 from Business Leaders Organized for Catholic Schools (BLOCS), and $10,000 from Foundation for Catholic Education.


Smart board in every classroom and a 1 to 1 student to computer ratio.

iPad Literacy Initiative Grades K-4

Chromebooks/Google Apps for Education for Grades 5-8

Curriculum & Activities

Art Awareness Program: Tying our historical location and surrounding cultural landmarks fluidly within our academic program.

Spanish, Art, Music, Technology, and Physical Education instruction in all grades.

Honors Math in Grades 5-8 

Competitive athletic teams for grades 6 - 8 are organized in softball, basketball (also offered to fifth grade students) and volleyball. 2012 & 2015 CYO Region 6 Volleyball Champions

STEAM Program for Grades 5-8 

Junior Explorers Program for Grades K-4

CARES Program:  20% of the student body participate in our after school program

Student Achievements

The Class of 2017 received tuition assistance or scholarships to high school totaling approximately $665,000, including a St. John Vianney Scholar and an Ignatian Scholar to St. Joseph's Preparatory School, as well as two Josephine C. Connelly Awards.