“So I say to you, Ask and it will be given to you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you.”
~Jesus Christ~

About Us

 St. Mary School has celebrated many years 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. Through the continued cooperative efforts, of 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 a full accreditation by the Ohio Catholic School Accrediting Association. Our courses of study are fully aligned with the Ohio Department of Education Academic Content Standards. All are welcome; you do not have to be Catholic to attend.

Parish & Faith Information

Faith formation is more than learning from a book it is learning to live the faith each day.

Most Pure Heart of Mary Parish is guided by the parish pastor and The Diocese of Toledo. 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. Our first-rate faculty instills confidence in parents that their investment in a Catholic school education will support their child’s complete development and personal success.

How to Give

How do we build this next generation of our church? How do we lead the children of our community toward the ultimate goal of heaven? Definitely through our SCHOOL where prayer happens all the time, mass happens weekly, theology classes daily, preparation for sacraments happen, most of all we develop total child: spiritual, moral, social & intellectual. Our school has been a great ministry of our church since 1880 touching many souls and minds. You can support our school through our annual pledge drive, several fundraisers, box top collections, recycling program, events, luncheons, and fish fry dinners. Volunteers generously give time and service as well. Prayers are always appreciated.

Find Out What We Have to Offer

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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