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Welcome to St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic School!

Thank you for your interest in St. Mary’s School, an Independent Catholic School in Aiken, SC. For over 100 years, St. Mary’s students have received a well-rounded education, enabling them to reach their highest potential, morally, intellectually, spiritually, physically, and culturally. We are delighted that you are taking the first step in what we hope is a long and lasting relationship with St. Mary’s.

As you explore our website, we hope you will discover what makes St. Mary’s School such a special place.

We work with all prospective families to ensure a smooth application process. You can learn more about our school first hand by attending Open House, requesting a shadow day, or special events that are open to the public. We also encourage you to visit our campus and meet with our principal.

Our staff is available to answer questions or to arrange a campus tour. Please contact the office at (803) 649-2071. We look forward to meeting you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Does St. Mary’s accept non-Catholic students?
A: Yes, approximately 25% of our students are not Catholic.

Q: What is St. Mary’s student/teacher ratio?
A: The total enrollment of St. Mary’s school is 205 with an average student/teacher ratio of 15:1.

Q: How does St. Mary’s ensure a safe environment for students?
A: The perimeter of the campus is secured by fences, gates, and locked doors. The school also conducts monthly fire drills and periodic tornado, and earthquake drills. All volunteers take a training class and have a background screening.

Q: Are all teachers certified?
A: All faculty members of St. Mary’s school are certified.

Q: What hours do children attend school?
A: 5K-8rd grade attend school from 8:00 am-3:00 pm Monday - Friday.

Q: Is before-school and after-school care available?
A: Free, supervised care is available from 7 am-7:45 am. After school care is available until 5:30 pm for an hourly fee.


Thank you for your interest in St. Mary’s! Please let us know if you would like to visit campus, receive a brochure, or simply ask a question. You are also welcome to contact our office directly at (803) 649-2071 or

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