St. Mary’s enrollment 2021

Friday, September 3, 2021
Storm Lake St. Mary preK-12 School opened their new school year with an increase in enrollment. The panther mascot and cheerleaders welcomed students outside the building on the first day of class. Cheerleaders from left – Odaliss Lopez, Maria Mendoza, Bianca Limones, Crystal Sennert, Melanie Rosales and Autumn Wunschel (panther).

Storm Lake St. Mary School is experiencing a significant gain in enrollment for the 2021-22 academic year, most notably at the high school level.

The preK-12 Catholic school realized a 3.6% gain system-wide and a 33.3% gain in grades 9-12. St. Mary High School has 64 students enrolled for the current year, and 285 students are enrolled in preK-12.

“Naturally, we are pleased to see growth in our school, in transfer students and those new to the community. Principals Swanson and Berg and I are happy to see more families selecting the option of a Catholic school to form their students in faith and in academics,” noted St. Mary President Father Brent Lingle.

The president also explained families were interested in the rigorous academic curriculum offered at the school to prepare students for the future. Enrollment is open to students of all faith backgrounds with an average of 20 percent non-Catholic students in the school.

Nearly 98% of students receive tuition scholarships to attend the parochial school. For more information on St. Mary School or tuition scholarships, go to “” or call (712) 732-4166.

Ryan Berg is 6-12 principal and Kate Swanson serves as prK-5 principal for St. Mary School.