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 3-time Recipient  of the 
National Blue Ribbon of Excellence Winner


The School of St. Mary enjoys over a 100-year history of excellence in education. 

The School of St. Mary has been awarded the National Blue Ribbon of Excellence from the US Department of Education 3 times. Only 38 private schools in the country have received this prestigious recognition three times. The Blue Ribbon program recognizes schools based on overall academic excellence and affirms the hard work students, educators, families, and communities contribute to creating schools where students master challenging and engaging content. 

Award-Winning Faculty

In April of 2022, our Assistant Principal, Mrs. Kathy Thompson, received the National Catholic Education Association LEAD. LEARN. PROCLAIM Leadership Award. She was one of 13 Catholic educators honored across the country and the only one from the Archdiocese of Chicago. 



Award-Winning Students

2023 DAR District IV American History Essay Contest 8th Grade Winner - Quinn B. 
2023 Daughters of the American Revolution Essay Contest - North Shore Chapter Winners: 
  • Overall Chapter Winner - Quinn B., her essay will move on to the next round
  • Silver Winner - Maggie C. 
  • Bronze Winner - S. Nicolas Alarcon
Congratulations to the Class of 2023 on their awards and scholarships:
  • Ralph Dunn Award (Male Athlete of the Year) - Ryan E.  
  • Jim Campbell Award (Female Athlete of the Year) - Evelyn T. 
  • Society of Women Engineers Award - Bridget L. and Marissa S. 
  • Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen Award - Nicolas A. 
  • American Legion Award - Ed V. 
  • Knights of Columbus Scholarship - Thea Y. and Ryan E.  
  • Lillian Olson Scholarship - Evelyn T.