Orchard Lake St. Mary's Preparatory

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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. . .
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    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
 | 2020 School Data
Orchard Lake St.Boarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered9-129-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
Religious AffiliationCatholicNon-denominational
Year Founded18851907
Campus Size120 acres120 acres

Student Body

Enrollment479 students310 students
% Students of Color
11%
25%
% International Students
10%
20%
% Students Boarding
10%
70%
Average SAT Score1160* 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 Offered2618
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
66%
70%
Summer Program OfferedYesYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Finances

Endowment Size$13 million$22 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$33,400
(7-Day Boarding 2020-2021 Tuition for U.S Resident)
$58,260
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$13,550
(Day Students -2020-2021 Tuition for U.S Resident)
$30,000
Tuition international students$50,000$52,900
Yearly Tuition
(5 Day Boarding)
$29,150$43,260
% Students on Financial Aid
51%
38%
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo

Admission

Application DeadlineNone / RollingJan. 15
SSAT RequiredNoYes
Acceptance Rate
90%
57%
Director of AdmissionsCandace Castiglione
Mirko Vukelic- International

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered2618
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 Offered1816
SportsAlpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Snowboarding, Soccer, Track, Track and Field, Volleyball, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations1924
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
  • Orchard Lake St. Mary's Preparatory 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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