About St. Mary School

St. Mary School has been educating Catholic children in Delaware County since 1860. Uniting the traditions of the Church with current academic practices, our private school provides students in preschool through eighth grade a parochial education at a fraction of the cost of most other private institutions.

Accredited by the State of Ohio and under the direction of the Diocese of Columbus, St. Mary currently enrolls more than 300 students. The student to teacher ratio is 14/1. Our fully licensed staff participates in monthly professional development and works to individualize instruction for their students. St. Mary School welcomes all children to attend and learn in this caring, nurturing, and innovative environment. Students participate in service projects both at school and through the parish.

St. Mary School provides many opportunities for students to practice their faith. Through daily prayer and religion classes, weekly mass, a strong message of discipleship and participation in traditional Catholic sacraments and feasts, St. Mary students live out their faith. The strong impact of these early experiences in Church activities develops a moral guide for students as they face their future. Faith formation happens through living out the Gospel message.

Educational programs include

  • Graded Course of Study provided by the Diocese of Columbus
  • Technology Lab and Mobile labs with the latest equipment
  • Spanish instruction grades K-8
  • Gifted Program
  • Library
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Intervention Assistance Team
  • Intervention Specialist
  • Intervention Tutor
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Behavioral Counselor
  • Gifted Instruction
  • Wireless campus

Each classroom is equipped with SmartBoards, Juno sound systems, IPads, laptop computers and numerous other technologies to impact student learning.

In order to serve the whole child, St. Mary School also has:

  • School nurse
  • Psychologist
  • Counselor
  • Mental Health Specialist
  • Speech Therapist

Additional programs available to St. Mary families include:

  • SACC (School Aged Child Care)
  • S.P.I.C.E. (Special People in Catholic Education)
  • Spanish Club
  • School News
  • Sports programs beginning in fourth grade: Baseball, softball, basketball, volleyball, football, cheerleading, track, soccer
  • BETA Club
  • Drama Club
  • After school science program for girls
  • Science Fair
  • IXL Math
  • Jon Peterson Scholarship
  • EdChoice Expansion
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Vision Therapy

Mission Statement

Inspired by our Mother Mary, and rooted in our Catholic faith, the St. Mary community nurtures spiritual growth, academic excellence, responsibility to self, and service to others.

Our Beliefs

  • We believe that faith formation is a continuous collaboration between church community, school, and family
  • Embracing the common bond that we are all made in the image and likeness of God
  • Students show respect for themselves and others
  • Students seek holiness through understanding and participation in the Catholic faith
  • Through serving others students imitate Christ
  • Guiding students to become problem solvers and analytical thinkers encouraging creativity and q wide variety of interests
  • Embracing diverse family dynamics and working with members to enhance the educational process
  • Every student has the right to lessons at their instructional level: grade level, intervention, remediation, or challenge

Nondiscrimination Policy

St. Mary School recruits and admits students of any race, color, or ethnic origin to all its rights, privileges, programs, and activities.  In addition, the school will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or ethnic origin the administration of its educational programs and athletic/extracurricular activities.  Furthermore, the school is not intended to be an alternative to court or administrative agency ordered, or public school district initiated desegregation.

For more information about St. Mary School (pdf), St.Mary Catholic School Brochure