Join the Stella Maris Family!


 Ready to apply? Follow these simple steps!

Step 1:

Schedule a tour

Families are invited to schedule a guided tour to walk through the campus, check out the classrooms, and meet the staff.


Step 2:

Apply Online

Complete an application form for each child applying for enrollment at Stella Maris Academy. There is a one-time, non-refundable $50 application fee for each new PreK-8 student. PreKindergarten registration requires a $150 tuition deposit.


Step 3:

Attend a Shadow Day

After you’ve applied, children in grades 1-8 can experience the campus first-hand by shadowing a typical school day as a Sentinel.

Learn More About Our Programs

Pre-K Program

three program options

Elementary Program

Kindergarten - 4th Grade

Middle School

5th - 8th Grade

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Stella Maris Academy is committed to providing an exemplary education to all who desire. The Tuition Steward program was introduced in 2018 to further align our program with our mission by becoming a school known for generosity though the stewardship of our community. The Tuition Steward Program states a Standard Tuition Rate and invites families to prayerfully consider paying at a level closer to the true cost of educating their children.


Financial Aid

In our mission to make Catholic education accessible to all who desire, we offer a needs-based Community Scholarship Program. This is made possible through the generous support of our local parishes, the academy’s endowment funds, the Bishop’s Scholarship Dinner and the generosity of our alumni and donors.

Our Community Scholarship is handled in a private and confidential manner. We use the nationwide program Smart Tuition Aid Analysis to evaluate all applications using the same criteria and state-of-the-art security that protects each applicant's information. At this time our Community Scholarship Program is only available for K- 8th grade. Applications are due May 1st and require a copy of IRS Tax Form 1040, recent pay stubs and other supporting documentation.

Contact Business Manager Mike Mazzio at or (218) 724-8565 ext. 210 for more information.

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Continuous Enrollment

We are excited to announce that we offer a continuous enrollment process. We are aware of how valuable your time is and want to eliminate as many extra steps and forms as possible. What does this mean for you? If your student will continue with us for the following school year, you do not have to do anything. Your child will be automatically re-enrolled for the following academic year. If you plan on withdrawing your student, we ask you notify the Admissions office by March 15th as it assists us in making staffing plans for the following academic year. Please see the tuition policy detailing withdrawal requirements. For more information on continuous enrollment please contact Sarah Pennings at