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: 246 Students

Curriculum: Kindergarten – 8th Grade: Co-ed

Gender: 133 Girls : 113 Boys

Tuition: $5,700

Kindergarten Tuition: $7,300 (includes iPad for each K student)

Governance: Principal, Pastor Delegate and BLJ

Faculty/Student Ratio: 23:1

About our Students

Gender: 148 Girls : 104 Boys

Catholic Children: 83% of the student body
(Children enter from 37 parishes in Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Dioceses of Camden and Trenton)

11% African-American children

8% Hispanic children

4% Asian children

60% Caucasian children

2% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
15% Other
7% Two or More Races

School Ranking

Named the #1 school in the City of Philadelphia by

St. Mary School has maintained a 10 out of 10 rating from since its inception in 2012. (All schools are ranked by their academic performance, school safety, and student attendance.)

National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, 2016

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 receive $36,000 in Finacial Aid from Children's Scholarship Fund (CSF), $47,500 from Business Leaders Organized for Catholic Schools (BLOCS), $1,500 from Foundation for Catholic Education, and $9,000 from Bridge Education Fund.


The first Philadelphia Catholic school to routinely use 3D printing technology in the classroom.

Sustainable K-8 STREAM (Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Art and Math) Program.

ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education Professional Development) training and classroom implementation.

A Google G Suite for Education School using Google Classroom in all grades.

Smartboard in every classroom and a 1 to 1 student to computer ratio.

iPad Literacy Initiative Grades K-4

Every student utilizes iPads and Chromebooks to support our blended learning initiative.

Curriculum & Activities

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

Students receive 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, 2019 Region 6 CYO Basketball Champions, 2019 Boys Basketball Parillo Tournament Champions

CARES Program:  50% of the student body participate in our after-school program

Robust after-school enrichment opportunities including the STREAM Program (5-8), Junior Explorers Program (K-4), Debate, Theatre, Future Cities, Girls and Boys on the Run, Industrial Design, Chess Club, Reading Olympics, Karate, Cross Country and more.

Faculty and staff member attend and deliver regional, national, and international professional development programs.

Student Achievements

Members of the Class of 2020 were awarded over $1,000,000 in scholarships and financial aid to private and Archdiocesan high schools, including a St. John Vianney Scholarship, Ignatian Scholarships, Neumann Scholarship, and two Josephine Connelly Awards.

Over 75% of our graduates qualify for honors math classes as high school freshmen.

State-wide and national Science Fair recognition.

Top placement in 2019 Academic Bowl.

State-wide National History Day Competition recognition.

Stae-wide Future City Competition recognition.