Preschool Registration

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Admission Information for Preschool Students

The St. Mary Preschool program prepares 3 – 5 year old children for Kindergarten in an environment that ignites imagination, develops character and nurtures faith.

Our program maintains a low teacher/child ratio to encourage individualized instruction, and our classroom is large, bright, and inviting.

The mission and goals of the Preschool are to:

>>Guide children in recognizing God’s presence in everyday life experiences.
>> Help children develop the skills needed to interact with others; work toward a common goal; cope with conflict; and express feelings.
>> Expose children to a large variety of books, stories, and writing experiences to develop early literacy skills.
>> Provide children with a wide range of activities that promote effective communication.
>> Stimulate children to utilize reasoning in problem solving.

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

What can you do to improve your child’s preschool readiness?

Classroom Highlights

Religious Awareness and Formation

Helping the child to become aware of God in every aspect of their lives. Exposure to church setting, mini prayer services and awareness of God's community of believers.

Fitness Play

Activities to encourage development of large motor skills (coordination and muscle strength) in an interactive and stimulating environment.


Uses music, movement and rhythm to develop sensory motor skills and build a foundation for love of music.

Dramatic Play

Provides social interaction and opportunity for each child to express their individual thoughts and scenario for play.

Literacy/Language Arts

Trips to the library to help cultivate the pleasure of reading and love of books. Reading, writing, speaking and listening are woven into our lesson plans on a daily basis and teach each child strategies for comprehending phonetic reasoning, vocabulary development, and grammar.


Art awareness and appreciation integrating a variety of media formats.

Curriculum Guide

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Preschool Happenings

Our state of the art curriculum is further enhanced by our enrichment activities that are scheduled throughout the academic year. Our parent volunteers help with our classroom parties and are invited to join us on our outings/field trips.

"Doughnuts with Dad"
Book Buddies
Christmas Party
Class Photo/Individual
Egg Hunt & Easter Prayer Service
End of Year Picnic
Fall Family Night/Performance
Fall Parent Teacher Conferences
Farm Field Trip
FP Fire Station Visit
Halloween Party
Librarian Visits
"Muffins with Mom"
St. Patrick's Day Party
St. Valentine's Day Party

Meet our Program Director

Mrs. Denise Thompson

Our faculty is composed of state certified and degree holding Early Childhood educated staff and complimented by additional teaching assistants.

We consider all St. Mary teachers our most important asset. Our teachers embrace the highest values and emphasize the importance of the social curriculum in relation to the academic curriculum.

St. Mary Preschool is fully accredited by the Ohio Department of Education and has consistently been granted full licensure in compliance with all required policies, procedures and curriculum.

Enrollment Options

Three Year Old Program:

>> The child must be 3 years old by August 31st and potty trained.

>> Classes are held on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:15 -11:30 a.m.

Enrollment Application

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Four Year Old Program

>> The child must be 4 years old by August 31st and potty trained.

>> Classes are held on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 8:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Enrollment Information

If you are interested in enrolling your child in St. Mary Preschool program, complete the preschool application below and email it to
To schedule a tour of our preschool classroom, contact
our PrincipalKimberly Stover at (419) 342-2626, ext. 233.

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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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