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About This School

Saint Mary School is a private high school in Fort Walton Beach.Students here identify as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. The ratio of students to teachers at Saint Mary School is 19:1. Fort Walton Beach High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Field hockey
    • Golf
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Track
    • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School
Hispanic 8%
White, non-Hispanic 73%
Black, non-Hispanic 5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4%
Asian 3%
Multiracial 11%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.8%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (5 months ago)

    The school is a very good place to shelter your children. Most of the staff is caring and spiritual. One problem this school will not prepare your child to be successful in math in high school. The grouping the school does is deceiving. The children in honors math we were told do well in math when they move on. But what about the majority? Problem two Many middle school teachers focus too much on petty things. Problem 3 If your child struggles to read on their own in the early years. This is not the place for you.

  • (11 months ago)

    I attended this school from 1961 to 1968. How is it possible that it took me 50 years and a lifetime of travels all over the world to realize what a positive influence the school had on my success in life? Back then those nuns and priests instilled discipline and confidence in a small unruly boy. They gave me the tools to live a great and productive life. Thanks again!

  • (1 year ago)

    St Mary's Catholic School Fort Walton Initially we had high hopes for this school as it appears to have an excellent star rating. The first year was very good but unfortunately since the appointment of the new principal things seem to have deteriorated and we have seen a decline in teacher/parent communication. There is an element of bullying within the middle school which St Mary's have been unable to completely address. Disciplinary action has not always been dispensed with in a fair and balanced manner. Some teachers are slow to inform parents if a child is struggling in a subject making it difficult to catch up on grades so late in the year. The present principal needs to take control and oversee his teaching staff some of whom tend to favor their 'A' students. If your child is struggling and has an IEP this school is probably not for you.

  • (3 years ago)

    WoW this school is awesome my daughter is in mrs.humphreys kindergarden class and she loves it all the staff is so nice and welcoming at the school im so glad i chose this school cause my oldest daughter goes to edwins elemantary and she has had so many problems with kids bulling her and there is NO bulling at this school that i seen so far i sure wish i could afford for my other child to attend this school cause she would be here in a geart beat!

  • (4 years ago)

    My daughter went to kindergarten last year she attended Mrs.Humphrey's class. She also had Mrs Toress as her aid. I was very happy she was reading chapter books by the 3rd month of school. The principal has always been more than accommadating to any of my needs. This school and the staff truly care about their students. I am not catholic however I feel very welcomed here. This truly is a wonderful school. The school is very well maintained and kept clean as well. If you are in need of a private school please give our school a visit. Thank you St. Mary's I am truly blessed to be able to send my child to such a wonderful school. My childis now attends first grade and I plan for her to stay here until 8th. My only complaint about this school is that they do not educate high school grades.

  • (5 years ago)

    My three children attended St. Mary School for three years. We loved the family atmosphere the small size and the commitment to molding well rounded students. Now that we have left the area we realize what a gem St. Mary's truly is!

  • (5 years ago)

    I went to this scool from k4 to 7th grade. It is very advanced and it has great teachers and students.

  • (5 years ago)

    My child was enrolled in St. Mary's VPK program in 2007-2008 school year. I can not express enough gratitude to all the staff at St. Mary's! My child loved it at St. Mary's and the staff were absolutely wonderful to my most prized possession my son! I will recommend this school to any one and everyone I come across. I am a very busy single mother and I am so comfrontable leaving my child with his 2nd family (St. Mary's) while I work! I would rate this school beyond 5-stars if possible.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am a former student know in high school and it was an easy transistion to FWBHS and it was a great school putting me way ahead of others at the school .Going into 10th grade our honors english summer reading is a book that we read in 7th grade.

  • (7 years ago)

    My student went from K-4 through the 8th grade at this Blue Ribbon School. The level of safety the excellent cirriculum the religious training are all part of what makes this a great school. The teachers are priceless! This is a place that students and parents are valued. I have always been happy that we sent our student to this wonderful school. 'We walk with Jesus' is their motto and it is followed.

  • (7 years ago)

    My child is in the K-5 program and is leaps and bounds above children in our local public school system. The curriculum is challenging almost to a fault. One of the most impressive aspects of St. Mary's is the amount of parental participation. If you do not wish to be deeply involved in your child's education then St. Mary's is definitely not for you.

  • (9 years ago)

    My children all started their elementary education in the safety of St. Mary. The majority of the teachers are truly gifted and able to motivate all students to flourish in his or her own way. Being a military family my children will continue to move around the world. St Mary prepared them to move from a very lax state academically to a very regimented state. With the exception of math the school is excellent academically. That being said my child moved from Adavanced Math at St Mary directly to Advanced Math at the new school and will therefore move directly into Geometry as a H.S. Freshman. The school has many sports Academic Team Scouting and Middle School Exploratory. The school is very open to and supportive of volunteers once they have undergone a background check. The parking lot communication is positive for the most part.

  • (10 years ago)

    My son started K-5 this yr and i am very impressed the the small classrooms and how the teachers really do care.

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