Founded in 1898 as a parish school affiliated with St. Mary’s Church, St. Mary’s is a Roman Catholic school serving students in grades preschool through fifth and also seventh and eighth. While we are a parochial school of the Springfield Diocese, we welcome students of all religions to our enrollment.
We are located in East Central Illinois in the city of Paris, fifteen miles from the Indiana state line.
The purpose of St. Mary’s School is to provide a comprehensive program based on best teaching practices and brain research related to learning. Our goal is to create an environment with three strands: climate, community and curriculum.