Our Elementary School

**All are welcome; you do not have to be Catholic to attend.**

About St. Mary Elementary School

St. Mary School is celebrating its 138th year of providing quality education to our community! Our school first opened on December 8, 1880. We are located at 26 West Street in Shelby, Ohio.

Maintaining our school’s Catholic identity is paramount. We are able to do so through our curriculum as well as our service to others. Our students take active roles in mass weekly. Participating in service projects is another means by which we help our students not only develop a sense of global awareness, but also a desire to make a difference in the world.

Through the continued cooperative efforts of Father Chris, our school & parish staff, students, parents and parishioners it is our mission at St. Mary to work together to share faith and foster a passion for learning.


St. Mary Elementary School is proud to offer:

Full accreditation by the Ohio Catholic School Accrediting Association.
Courses of study are fully aligned with the Ohio Department of Education Academic Content Standards.
A Preschool Program for 3-year old and 4-year old students, providing an excellent academic and social program with many enrichment opportunities.
An all day kindergartenprogram is offered, also. Teachers enjoy the benefits of this program as the students move into first grade and beyond.
Our children enrichment activities through Grade 6, including a strong music program, the Children’s Choir, Physical education and computer classes in an excellent computer lab equipped with the latest technology.
Title I reading, speech, nursing and guidance counseling services.

Our expert teaching staff brings our students a carefully planned focus on our academic goals throughout the year while at the same time, nurturing their spirits, developing positive self-esteem, and fostering a love of learning they will carry into the future. This year the staff is working hard on writing a new continuous improvement plan in order to renew our accreditation.

The students in grades k-6 participate in web based achievement testing that provides immediate results to teachers so that they may plan instruction according to the individual needs of the students.

We are blessed to have the support of our School Advisory Council and the Parent Teacher Organization to help keep our school flourishing.

A special thank you to all who make our school what it is today!

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A fully accredited Pre-Kindergarten through 6th grade School and stellar faculty. Students experience and participate in prayer daily and Mass services weekly. ALL denominations welcome!

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St. Mary's Catholic School,
26 West Street
Shelby, Ohio
P: 419-342-2626

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