Shelby St. Mary
St. Mary’s Catholic School is “the heart of learning,” where God is welcome! We have been serving Shelby and the surrounding communities since 1880!We are a ministry of the Most Pure Heart of Mary parish, built on a foundation of Faith, Academics, and Service!
St. Mary's Christmas Bazaar 2013
What a success and great time!! Thank you all for making it possible!
To see all of the pictures from the bazaar, choose the Links tab above;
choose St Mary's Christmas Bazaar pictures please click here. It will open a window at our Shutterfly share site.
Stay tuned for announcement of the winners on the Main Ticket Raffle and the Raffle Room Items!
Cornell’s: Cornell’s St. Mary’s School product of the month is going through a transformation! Our school and parish community will benefit from earning “St. Mary’s School Bucks”. For every $25 spent at Cornell’s non- tobacco and non-alcohol purchases, St. Mary’s School will receive 5% back (scrip sales are excluded)! How do you submit your St. Mary’s School Bucks credit? Just send your receipt in with your student or drop it by the school! It’s that easy to begin helping our school without spending more money! Thank you for shopping Cornell’s.
2012-13 Yearbooks: If you ordered and prepaid for a 2012-13 school year book, they are in your student’s take home packet. If you ordered and need to submit payment, they are $20. If you didn’t order but regret that decision, we have extras! These are AWESOME and have the student’s stained glass window as the theme. This yearbook is being entered into Lifetouch’s yearbook contest. It could win our school $300! We would like to extend a special THANK YOU to Patti Lauderbaugh & Michelle Baker for their hard work in taking pictures and assembling the yearbook!
Did you know that our students benefit from our academic excellence in a faith-filled environment for less than what most parents pay hourly for daycare? Our annual tuition averages only about $2/hour in K through 6 classes; $3/hr in preschool. If you or someone you know is considering St. Mary’s School for their student(s), please let them know that no student is turned away for financial need. Tuition assistance options are available and applications can still be submitted. It is easy to enroll, just visit us online, call or stop by the school to pick up a tuition assistance forms and registration packets. Families with multiple students do receive additional tuition discounts.
St. Mary's School - The Heart of Learning
Since 1880, St. Mary's has been a tradition in the community of Shelby, offering a Christ-centered education for students where faith, academics and service are the cornerstones.
Defining the Elements of a Christ-Centered School:
- Deeply rooted in the belief and teachings of Jesus Christ
- Committed to holistic efforts toward being a deeply reverent community
- Actively promotes dignity for all
- Leadership clearly occurs as influence, not as power over
- Honest, open, and transactional communication
- A high level of support is visible among peers
- Performance expectations are high for self and others
- School norms support academic excellence and maximize students' strengths
- Student conflicts are dealt with constructively and peacefully
- Student discipline is based on teachable moments and meaningful growth opportunities
Our school's operation is funded by the generosity of our Most Pure Heart of Mary
parish and the added financial contributions of our school families through tuition.
For information on how you can help to support St. Mary's School, please contact the
school 419-342-2626 or Most Pure Heart of Mary parish office 419-347-2381.
St. Teresa's Prayer
May today there be peace within….
May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be.
May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith.
May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you....
May you be content knowing you are a child of God....
Let this presence settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love.
It is there for each and every one of us.
Rainbow over Most Pure Heart of Mary Church on Friday, March
2nd during the St. Mary's Fish Fry! Thank you all for making
the event AWESOME!
About St. Mary's Elementary School
St. Mary’s School is celebrating its 131st 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 Nick, our school & parish staff, students, parents and parishioners it is our mission at St. Mary’s to work together to share faith and foster a passion for learning.
St. Mary’s 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 ages 3 through 5 (housed in the lower level of the Parish Center), 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 andbeyond.
- 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.
- A school library.
- Title I reading, speech, nursing and guidance counseling services.
- Admission to students from any religious denomination.
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 2-6 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 of you who make our school what it is today!