It is time for our 2019-2020 enrollment at St. Mary Immaculate Parish School. We offer a quality faith-centered education for children from Pre-School (age 3 by September 1, 2019) to Grade Eight. You do not have to be a registered parishioner at St. Mary Immaculate in order to register for our school or to be placed on the waiting list. In addition, we ask that you bring your child’s birth certificate and baptismal certificate along with a $125 registration fee per family with you when you register in the Main Office (Entrance A, south of the Commons Doors).
Families wishing to tour the school during the school day may call the school for an appointment. Please direct all inquiries to Kris at 815-436-3953. Thank you for your interest in St. Mary Immaculate Parish School.
Age Requirements for Admission
1. Students must be:
• three years old by September 1 for entrance into Preschool
• four years old by September 1 for entrance into Pre-Kindergarten
• five years old by September 1 for entrance into Kindergarten and;
• six years old by September 1 for entrance into 1st grade.
2. Families must be registered parishioners of SMI to get the parishioner tuition rate and must present at the time of registration a copy of a birth certificate and baptismal certificate for each child.
St. Mary Immaculate Parish School begins Registration for each school year openings during the last week of January during Catholic Schools Week. This process establishes class lists and possible waiting lists for the upcoming school year. Please be advised that every family on these lists are required to attend Mass regularly and give financial support to the parish. To begin the Application Process contact the School Office at 815-436-3953.
Reasons For Choosing St. Mary's Early Childhood Programs:
The teachers are highly qualified, experienced and participate in yearly professional growth programs!
We welcome, nurture and love the students in our care!
We create a learning environment for early childhood children that will stimulate and enrich their world.
We prepare our Pre-Kindergarten students for entry into Kindergarten!
Our facility is spacious, clean, organized and welcoming!
February 2017 - Exciting News!
We are adding a state of the art STEM lab! St. Mary Immaculate is fortunate to be able to share the news of our new State-of-the-Art STEM lab that will help to better provide our rigorous learning to facilitate the advancement of our students in all grade levels PS-8.
STEM education is active and focuses on a student-centered learning environment. Students engage in questioning, problem solving, collaboration, and hands-on activities while they address real life issues.
Recent research has recommended that every effort should be made to start as soon as children enter elementary school. Studies have identified the elementary years as the period when students form their interests in STEM identities and careers—much earlier than many people probably believe to be the case. This is particularly important for science, which gets short shrift in many elementary schools.
STEM, in the real world as practiced by professionals, is about examining, exploring, and solving real life problems. As such, it should follow that this should be the focus when teaching STEM. Elementary teachers are in the unique position of being with their learners most of the day. This enables them to integrate cross-curricular learning activities.
STEM proficient students are logical thinkers, effective communicators and are technologically, scientifically, and mathematically literate. Having a fully equipped STEM Lab at Saint Mary Immaculate will provide our teachers and students the space and resources needed to allow for personalized learning and engage students of all ages, interests, and abilities. This STEM Lab will complete our effort in implementing STEM Education and putting our school ahead of the rest.
To request more information:
Contact the School Office
Mon-Fri 8am - 4pm
You can also request more information with this form: