School Details

St Mary

147 Garden Street, West Chicago, IL 60185
(630) 231-1776

(out of 10)

Private Grades PK-8 163 students 12 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

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About this school

St Mary is a private middle school in West Chicago. The principal of St Mary is Nancy Coughlin. 163 students go to St Mary and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Asian/Pacific Islander. The student to teacher ratio at St Mary is 12:1. West Chicago Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish


  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 67% %
Multiracial 6% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% %
Asian 3% %
Hispanic 22% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    St. Mary's was closed at the end of the 2009/ 2010 school year by the diociese.

  • (5 years ago)

    Everything about St. Mary's is amazing....including our principal (Nancy) Rose (our secretary) the parents students and entire faculty! I'll never find any job that could possibly compare to the St. Mary's experience. It's been the 'best kept secret' in DuPage County! Mrs. Oleksiak

  • (5 years ago)

    Fantastic teachers who truly care about the student and parents. My son has excelled her after two dismal years in public school. Small class sizes allow for individual instruction without taking anything away from the greater classroom good. Education and faith foundation is preparing my son to excell and be a force for greater good in society.

  • (5 years ago)

    St. Mary's is one-of-a-kind! The teachers are excellent focusing not only on the traditional subject areas but also on how to be a responsible and good person. My youngest of four is starting pre-school this year and he is so excited to go to a school that is so loved by his siblings. I count St. Mary's as one of my greatest blessings!

  • (5 years ago)

    Our daughter has attended St. Mary's since preschool. Without exception her teachers have been thoughtful and talented. To attend a parent-teacher conference is to learn just how observant St. Mary's teachers really are. They truly understand the children and offer excellent advice about how to maximize their strengths and build their skills and confidence in every area.

  • (5 years ago)

    St. Mary's School is absolutly awesome. My children attend school there. It is has a very wonderful environment. My older boy graduated from there and was unbelievably well prepared for high school. The teachers are tremendous. I can not say enough good things about this school. You have to check it out.

  • (5 years ago)

    This is my 13th year as a parent here at St. Mary's as I am the mother of 4! all of my children have thrived at St. Mary's and been better prepared for high school academically and socially then I could have every imagined! St. Mary's can claim more validictorians from local high schools than any other school I know of!!!! (4 in the last 8 years!!!) My oldest is now a senior at St. Francis and he is in the top of his graduating class and a star athlete. I credit his academic and sports achievements to the core curriculum he received at St. Mary's. It is the best!I am blessed that the rest of my children are being educated and loved by the phenomonal teachers who have been there for years and are dedicated committed and cutting edge!! I am blessed that the best school is there for mykids

  • (5 years ago)

    St. Mary's School has been a wonderful school for my children. They have attended here since pre-school and we have been very happy. They are getting a quality education while learning the importance of being a good person so that they can grow up to make a difference in the world.

  • (7 years ago)

    Great school for academic and spiritual growth. Class sizes are small and teachers are hands on.

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(based on 9 ratings & reviews)

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