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About St. Mary's

About the Small School With a Big Heart

St. Mary's School is a small, private, Catholic, co-ed Pre-K through fifth grade school located in the heart of Ballston Spa. Empowered through faith, SMS strives to educate the "whole child" with a strong academic and extracurricular experience to set young students up for success!

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Our small size enables us to individualize the instruction for each student, creating a more productive and personal learning environment.

Special Classes


You'll never be bored at St. Mary's! SMS offers 8 special classes, including Spanish, Technology and Art - just to name a few!

Student-Teacher Ratio


St. Mary's teachers truly care about the success and growth of each child. With smaller numbers, our teachers are able to get to know and personalize the learning path of each student.

School Years


St. Mary's celebrates over 60 years of excellence in the wonderful village of Ballston Spa!

St. Mary’s School provides a quality Catholic elementary education (Pre-School through Fifth Grade) guided by the Gospel’s spirit of love within an atmosphere of academic excellence that nurtures the growth in holiness and wholeness for each child.

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Explore St. Mary's


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The SMS Pre-K program provides a nurturing environment for young learners, where children are encouraged to explore their interests, develop skills, and build relationships with peers and mentors, all while having fun!

Elementary Grades


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St. Mary's School is proud to offer an exceptional elementary education for grades K-5. Our experienced faculty and rigorous curriculum are coupled with commitment to the values and traditions of our Catholic faith. Our students benefit from a top-notch educational experience tailored to meet their needs.

Student Life

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At St. Mary's, learning is enriched by a vibrant student life with engaging activities and opportunities to grow spiritually, intellectually, culturally, and socially.

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