School Information

 

St. Mary School is part of Bishop O'Gorman Catholic Schools, a unified Catholic school system that serves the Sioux Falls community. Located at 2000 S. 4th Ave, St. Mary School is nestled in the McKennan Park neighborhood near both Avera Hospital and Sanford Hospital.

Contact Information: St. Mary School, 2000 S. 4th Ave., Sioux Falls, SD 57105 (605) 334-9881

Principal: Michelle Shields mshields@ogknights.org

Secretary: Becky Basche bbasche@ogknights.org

Enrollment: Enrollment information is available through the school office or by contacting the Admissions Coordinator at 575-3358 or at admissions@ogknights.org.

School Hours: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Before School Care: 7:00 am – 8:00 am                                                                                             

After School Care: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Calendar of School Events

Directions

  • Directions from the East: Proceed west on 26th St. or 33rd St. From 26th St., turn left onto 4th Ave. From 33rd St., turn right onto 4th Ave. The main entrance to the school is located at the intersection of 4th Ave. and 28th St.
  • Directions from the West: Proceed east on 26th St. or 33rd St. From 26th St., turn right onto 4th Ave. From 33rd St., turn left onto 4th Ave. The main entrance to the school is located at the intersection of 4th Ave. and 28th St.
  • Directions from the North: Proceed south on Minnesota Ave. or Cliff Ave. From Minnesota Ave. turn left onto 26th St. and then right onto 4th Ave. From Cliff Ave., turn right onto 26th St. and left onto 4th Ave. The main entrance to the school is located at the intersection of 4th Ave. and 28th St.
  • Directions from the South: Proceed north on Minnesota Ave. or Cliff Ave. From Minnesota Ave. turn right onto 33rd St. and then left  onto 4th Ave. From Cliff Ave., turn left onto 33rd St. and right onto 4th Ave. The main entrance to the school is located at the intersection of 4th Ave. and 28th St.

History of Excellence

St. Mary Elementary includes grades Pre-K through 6 with approximately 360 students enrolled. In addition to classroom instruction, we provide vocal music, band, technology, art, library, and physical education instruction by certified teachers.  All student needs are addressed at St. Mary Elementary. We augment and address student instruction with pull-out and in-class enrichment/accelerated instruction or remediation/assistance based on student needs for success. The student to certified teacher ratio is 20:1 and is enhanced by educational aides, non-certified staff, and volunteers who complete the dedicated educational team.
           
In addition to formal academic enrichment, we offer group band, jazz band and private lessons, orchestra (private lessons and group), liturgical music choir, and several after school clubs.
 
Attendance matters at St. Mary School! The school provides education to parents and students about the effects of chronic absenteeism on academic success. St. Mary School proudly boasts a 96% rate of attendance.