Parents who have wanted to send their students off to private education opportunities at St. Mary’s in Rome but aren’t able to afford the gas now have an option to get their children to class thanks to a recent change announced by the school today.

St. Mary’s School in Rome, which offers Pre-K to 8th grade education at their campus in East Rome, will begin with the start of the new academic year in August shuttling students via their own bus from Cedartown to Rome and back.

The school is still working out some of the details, but as numbers of youth attending from the Cedartown area continues to grow, officials decided to shift services from Bartow County to Polk in order to accommodate families here locally.

Here’s the school’s full release:

Saint Mary’s Catholic School in Rome GA has some exciting news for all of our friends in Cedartown. Starting in August with the new school year, Saint Mary’s School welcomes students from Cedartown with a Cedartown bus route each day.

Details for the pick up and drop off sites will be determined based on the most convenient locations for our current and new Cedartown families.

Students from Pre-K – 8th grades will have the opportunity to experience the special Saint Mary’s difference – rigorous academics together with a strong foundation of faith and Christian values, balanced with extras like athletics and Spanish.

Saint Mary’s welcomes students of all faiths; our student body is currently approximately 40% non-Catholic and 60% Catholic, and 55% of our families receive financial aid. If you would like to know more, please email Christa Jackson at, or call 706-234-4953.

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