At a GlanceSchool Colors: Navy & White / Athletic Team Name: Jaguars / School Motto: Children Don’t Join SMA….Families Do
Student Body: PreKindergarten – 8th grade school / Opened Academic Year 2015-2016 with over 255 students /
Student to Faculty Ratio: Early Childhood 10:1 / Primary School 15:1 / Middle School 15:1
Accreditation & Affiliation: Advanced Ed, Big Shoulders Fund, Archdiocese of Chicago, the State of Illinois,
Faculty: St. Mary of the Angels School has 32 men & women on staff, 28 certified teachers. SMA supports the ongoing professional development of our teachers and staff and facilitates the pursuit of advanced degrees.
Uniforms: All students, PreK-8th grade, are required to wear uniforms. Our current uniform supplier is Dennis Uniform. Throughout the year there are designated “Jeans Days” and other out of uniform days for the students to enjoy.
School Hours: Our school office is open daily from 7am- 6pm. The school day is 8am-3pm.
Before School Care: Early morning care begins at 7am for an additional charge.
After School Care: St. Mary of the Angels School offers an after school Athenaeum academic, athletic and social program for all children, PreK-8th grade, for an additional charge.
Lunch Program: An optional lunch program, provided by Food Service Program, FSP, is available for all students, PreK-8th grade. Snack in the lower school grades is arranged within the individual classrooms.
Financial Aid: Each year SMA awards need-based scholarships. Currently 25% of our student body currently receives financial aid. Students must be accepted in order to apply for financial aid.
High School Admission: Our Assistant Principal, Ms. Kathleen Driscoll, begins the process of High School placement in 6th grade, providing information on admissions procedures and requirements for high schools throughout Chicago and the surrounding area. Students have the opportunity to meet with admissions team of some of the most selective high schools throughout the city.