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About Us


St. Mary's Early Learning Academy looks forward to building on the legacy of education established by St. Mary's Catholic School. The school provided education to students in Pine City, MN from 1956 to 2016. When the Catholic School closed, St. Mary's Early Learning Academy became a non-profit organization who now serves families in the community with children ranging in age from 6 weeks to 10 years-old.

What started as a preschool is now a fully operating preschool and daycare center with an infant room, toddler room, early preschool, kindergarten readiness, and school-age program. St. Mary's Early Learning Academy offers a space for children to play, discover and grow.

The Academy is a non-profit organization with the goal of providing the highest standard in child care and preschool education we possibly can.


We are grateful for the support of community organizations and members who have helped along the way. 

This program has been made possible by support from the following:

Immaculate Conception Church-Pine City, MN

Lakes & Pines, Community Action Council - Mora, MN

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development

The Greater Pine Area Endowment - Pine City, MN

Many private donors and community volunteers


Please Contact Us to learn more about programming.

Child Care and Preschool

St. Mary's Early Learning Academy is now accepting registration for new families for all ages.

Our program serves children from 6 weeks to 10 years-old.

Please contact us to learn more about our preschool and child care programs.

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