Our Mission

St. Mary's is Unique!

St. Mary’s School is a Catholic parochial school in the Omaha Archdiocesan school system which serves as a center for Christian education within St. Patrick’s Parish, the O’Neill community and surrounding area.

St. Mary’s has demonstrated over a century of Catholic Tradition, Academic and Athletic Excellence, and has produced hundreds of graduates. St. Patrick Church supports St. Mary’s Schools through endowments, scholarships, and various activities.

The philosophy of education of Saint Mary’s School is to provide an opportunity for our youth to grow spiritually, intellectually, culturally, physically and emotionally in order that they may be better prepared to live a life of service as Catholic citizens of their community and country. St. Mary’s believes in providing quality education in a Christian setting. The educational program is geared to develop a life of ever deepening personal relationship with God. This involves living with others in a Christian way, developing the skills necessary for daily living and instilling in students attitudes of concern for their fellow human beings.

The curriculum of St. Mary’s Schools is intended to be comprehensive enough to provide educational opportunities for the youth of the O’Neill area. St. Mary’s includes in its program a combination of Catholic doctrine, moral motivation and spiritual experiences that allow the youth the opportunity to develop strong faith and Christian principle.

Enrolling Your Child at St. Mary's

Registration Process

Our registration form can be found below.  ALL families, including returning families, need to fill this out EVERY school year.  Registration forms can be brought into the Parish Office, mailed to the Parish Office at 301 E. Adams St., O'Neill, NE 68763, or scanned & emailed to crsholes@archomaha.org.  Call the Parish Office at 402-336-1602 with any questions. 

Tuition Information


For academic year 2020-2021:


Jr. High/High School tuition: $3200

Grade School tuition : $1750

Bus fees:

JH & HS for each sport : $50
Activity fee (cheer, one acts, etc.) : $50


St. Mary’s also offers Preschool:

Preschool Program: 3 days/week intended for 3-4 year olds NOT entering Kindergarten the following year: $135/month

Prekindergarten Program: 4 days/week intended for 4-5 year olds entering Kindergarten the following year: $160//month

For families with more than one student, St. Mary’s currently offers a 50% discount for each student beyond the first. That discount is figured “per school.” In other words, it only applies to the second student you would have in high school, or the second student in grade school. If you were to have one student in each school, no discount would apply.

For more information on tuition, fees and financial aid, please call the Parish Center at


Tuition Assistance

St. Mary’s has been blessed by many gracious donors & supporters, and it is the goal of our schools & parish that no child is ever denied a Catholic education due to financial hardships.

A financial assistance form can be found below. 

Please don’t hesitate to contact Father Starman at bgstarman@archomaha.org or at 402-336-1602 if you have further questions.  


St. Mary’s Catholic School is committed to forming students in the image and likeness of Jesus Christ, through the hands of Mary, fostering the formation of the whole person, body, mind, and soul.