" I can not put a price tag on my daughter's happiness or the ease in my heart knowing she is safe, happy and loved all the while she's not with me."

Angelina B.~ kindergarten parent


About St. Mary's School


We are one of the schools of the Roman Catholic Dioceses. Our curriculum is aligned with New York State Department of Education standards. We educate child from Preschool to 8th grade. We educate children from as many as seventeen neighboring school districts including Shenendehowa, Waterford Halfmoon, Cohoes, Mechanicville, Lansingburgh, North and South Colonie, to name a few.

Our doors open at 7:30 a.m. daily. Our academic day begins at 8:05 a.m. with morning prayer and concludes at 2:30 p.m. with afternoon prayer.

Saint Mary's offers affordable after school care until 5:30 p.m. daily, tuition assistance and a comprehensive, progressive academic program in a faith filled environment. Our student/teacher ratio is low, affording your child the attention he or she deserves.

Tuition at St. Mary's is one of the lowest among private schools in the Capital District Area. Tuition for students in grades k-8 for the 2012-2013 school year will be as follows:

  • Family of one                                                     $4,280
  • Family of two                                                    $6406
  • Family of three                                                  $7325
  • Family of four                                                   $7385


Tuition is paid on a 11 month basis July to May.

Kindergarten through 8th grade students attend mass on the first Friday of each month. This day is also a half day of school for the students, with a 12:00 p.m. dismissal.

Uniforms are worn every day. Students have a separate uniform for gym which  includes sweatpants and a t-shirt.  Once a month, the Student Council holds a dress down day.  Students who wish to participate in dress down day pay one dollar and proceeds are donated to a non-profit organization.

Our academic program includes:

  • Four Primary Subjects: Math, Science, English , and Social Studies
  • Religious Instruction
  • Foreign Language
  • Computer and Technology
  • Physical Education
  • Art and Music

In addition to these academic programs, Saint Mary's offers a wide variety of co-curricular activities. Our students participate in the following:

        Paul Effmann Music-Instrumental instruction
        Invention Convention - Science competition
        Oratory Competition
        School Yearbook
        Learning Fair

        Ski Club

        Drama Club

        Student Council


        Kickball club


We strive to provide our students with a well rounded, educational experience.













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