Orchard Lake St. Mary's Preparatory

5.00 5 1 (2 reviews)
Tel: 2484311697
3535 Commerce Rd.
Orchard Lake, MI 48324
  • St. Mary`s Preparatory is a Catholic, all-boys, college preparatory high school with a Polish-American heritage and legacy since 1885 A.D. We exist to provide deserving young men the moral guidance, discipline, and education to become Christ-like models of service and leadership for the world. By completion of our spiritual and educational model, these men gain the character, reverence, and fortitude to meet all challenges for the greater glory of God and their alma mater.

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  • University of Connecticut
    The boarding program at our school are very distinguished, dorm advisors are always trying to provide more activities to enrich our life. As an international student, I feel St. Mary's is a "home away from. . .
  • University of Detroit
    I think the volunteer work that all students and faculty perform allow the students to experience hands on how they can make a difference and also to see others that are less fortunate then our. . .

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Definition of Terms 
2017 School Data
Orchard Lake St.Boarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered9-127-12
School TypeAll-boysCo-ed
Religious AffiliationCatholicNon-denominational
Year Founded18851910
Campus Size120 acres110 acres

Student Body

Enrollment479 students300 students
% Students of Color
7%
20%
% International Students
8%
20%
% Students Boarding
10%
68%
Average SAT Scoren/a* National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad YearNoNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Uniforms )
Casual
Average Class Size16 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:141:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered2617
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
66%
70%
Summer Program OfferedYesYes

Finances

Endowment Size$13 million$17 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$32,400
(7-Day Boarding 2017-2018 Tuition for U.S Resident)
$53,300
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$12,550
(Day Students - 2017-2018 Tuition for U.S Resident)
$28,560
Tuition international students$50,000$47,500
Yearly Tuition
(5 Day Boarding)
$28,750$38,200
% Students on Financial Aid
60%
37%
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo

Admission

Application DeadlineNone / RollingJan. 15
SSAT RequiredNoYes
Director of AdmissionsMirko Vukelic
Candace Castiglione
Associate Director of AdmissionsYue Zhu

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered2617
CoursesAdvanced Computer Programming, AP English 11 , AP English 12, AP Goverment, AP Physics, AP Statistics, AP US History, Calculus, College Classes - Calculus with Analytic Geometry I - 5 credits, College Classes - Calculus with Analytic Geometry II - 4 credits, College Classes - College Composition I & II - 3 credits, College Classes - General Biology with Lab I & II - 4 credits, English 10 Honors, English 9 Honors, French 5, Honors Algebra, Honors Algebra II, Honors Biology, Honors Chemistry, Honors Geometry , Honors Precalculus, Polish 5, Spanish 5, World History Honors

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered1414
SportsAlpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Crew, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Snowboarding, Soccer, Track and Field, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations1923
ExtracurricularsClub or Organization:
Athletes for Christ, Campus Ministry, Chess Club, Debate Club, Fishing Club, Forensics Club, Guitar Club, Intramural Sports, Math Club, Mountain Biking Club, National Honor Society, Robotics, Skeet Shooting Club, Squires Club, Student Council, Students Against Destructive Decisions, Tennis Club, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Band

School Notes

  • St. Mary's Preparatory is a four year secondary program of pre-college studies in a disciplined environment preparing young men for future study and careers of service. The Prep has a day student and boarding school program. St. Mary's is accredited by the State of Michigan Board of Education, the Archdiocese of Detroit, and MNSAA/MANS. Almost 100% of our graduates attend college."If the Orchard Lake Schools did not exist, it would be necessary to establish them." -- Pope John Paul II
  • School accreditations: National Catholic Education (NCEA), State of Michigan Deprtment of Education Boarding School Association, MANS/MANSAA
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Jay Penske - Owner of Indy Car Company "Dragon Racing' and founder, Chairman and CEO of PMC. Penske Media Corporation
    • Cavin O' Neal Jr - Oscar winner for the film "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore" 2008
    • Allen Robinson - NFL Pro Bowl Payer 2011
    • Adam Maida - Cardinal and previous head of the Archdiocese of Detroit 1948
    • David Simon - US Olympian 2000
    • Kalin Lucas - NBA Professional Basketball Player
    • Jeff Petry - NHL Professional Hockey Player
    • David Bowens - NFL Professional Football Player
    • Mike Ignasiak - MLB Professional Baseball Player
    • Gary Ignasiak - MLB Professional Baseball Player
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