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Admission Information for Kindergarten Students

Students applying for acceptance to St. Mary Kindergarten program must be 5 years of age by August 31 of the year in which they are entering Kindergarten. A Kindergarten Readiness Screening is conducted in June prior to Kindergarten enrollment and is required for admittance. Admittance is considered on a case by case basis, based on Kindergarten screening results and teacher/administrator recommendations and review.

Parents are encouraged to call (419) 342.2626 to arrange for a tour of our school with our School Principal, Mrs. Kimberly Stover.

Typical Day In St. Mary School Kindergarten Class

Time of Day


8:30-8:40 am Morning meeting & prayer
8:40-9:00 am Morning Writing
9:00-10:30 am Reading Small Groups
9:00-10:30 am ELA
10:30-11:15 am Science/SS/Phonics
11:15-11:45 am Lunch/Library
11:45 am – 12:15 pm Recess
12:15-1:15 pm Math
1:15-2:00 pm Core Plus & Snack Brain Break
2:00-2:30 pm Religion
2:30-3:15 pm Specials Class: Art/Music
3:15-3:30 pm Review, Pack up & Pray

Kindergarten Curriculum Includes:

Language Arts
Social Studies
Physical Education
Learning World Language: Spanish
Library/Media: Fine Arts/Music
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Meet our Kindergarten Teacher

Mrs. KurtzmanMrs. Misty Kurtzman

Mrs.Kurtzman has been teaching kindergarten since 2016. She is a graduate of Ashland University and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education. Mrs. Kurtzman is not only a teacher, but a parent and a devoted Christian. Her husband Jeff and she have been married for many years and have two children; a daughter Ryleigh and a son Jackson.
They live in Shelby and LOVE cheering on our Shelby teams! She is patient and kind and creative. She loves her job and seeing the excitement on a child’s face when they realize that they have discovered or learned something new! She loves how children are so forgiving and agrees we all need to be more like them.

Please feel free to contact her if you have any questions, concerns, or if you want to share ideas at 419-342-2626, on Class Dojo, or by email at

Kindergarten Readiness Checklists:

Writing Development:

Can your child?

  • >> try to write, scribble, or draw
    >> ask you to write notes or letters
    >> attempt to write letters, name
    >> try to draw shapes, pictures, etc.
Reading Development:

Can your child?

  • >> enjoy getting a book as a present
    >> recognize own name in print
    >> read stories to you
    >> pretend to read books by looking at pictures
Language Development:

Can your child?

  • >> follow through on 1 and 2 step directions
    >> use descriptive language (i.e. tall building)
    >> use simple conversational sentences
    >> pretend, create, make up songs and stories
    >> talk about everyday experiences
Social/Emotional Development:

Can your child?

  • >> use words to solve problems when angry/frustrated
    >> use manners such as please and thank you
    >> attempt new tasks, knowing it’s okay to make mistakes
    >> have success in sharing and taking turns
    >> respect the rights, property, & feelings of others

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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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