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St. Mary School of Elyria

  • Student/Teacher Ratio = 10:1
  • The option of All-Day Preschool
  • 3 year old preschool 2 days a week
  • All-Day Kindergarten
  • Busing by Elyria, Midview, Keystone, and area after-school programs
  • Offers CYO sports
  • Established in 1859

St. Mary School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

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Opening of the Year!

St. Mary School’s 163rd year began on September 1! The sun was shining on the first day back to school. Make it a great year, Cougars!

SMS: 163 and Counting!

St. Mary School’s 163rd year is about to begin! The classrooms are ready to be filled with students. We had an awesome turn out for our Back to School Night! It was wonderful to see so many happy and excited faces on children, parents, grandparents, and teachers.

Congratulations, Ms. Popelka!

St. Mary Teacher wins Spark Award The fifth annual Spark Conference was held on Tuesday, August 9, at Lakewood Catholic Academy. The Spark Conference is a wonderful way to start off the school year by reigniting creativity and innovation in elementary education....

Back to School Packet Pick-Up

This Thursday August 18 all families are asked to pick up their Back to School Packet in the St. Joseph Building from 2 pm to 6 pm. Parent Back-to-School meeting and Meet the Teacher Night is Thursday, August 25 beginning at 6:30 pm in the hall/gym.

SMS Office Open

Beginning August 15, the school office hours are 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. Reminder, with a generous donation this year, we are able to offer the families of our preschoolers a 50% discount on their tuition! Please share this information with your friends and family. Call...

Jr. High New Lockers

Grades 6, 7,and 8 classrooms are in the process of having their lockers replaced. Each junior high student will have individual locker space!


~ Congratulations to our Graduating Eighth Graders ~ Best wishes as you continue your education! Margaret, Aubrey, Calley, Cheyenne, Luis-Angel, Syvannah, Cesar, Amanda, and Saccaria

Honored for Years of Teaching

On Friday at Mass, students appreciatively applauded to recognize three teachers for their milestone years of teaching in Catholic schools. 60 combined years is a lot of dedication! Thank you Laura Chaves - 25 years, Peggy Quinn - 20 years, and Kerry Feris - 15 years!

Sshhh! It’s a Surprise!

Students snuck into the hall to commemorate Sr. Mary Dorothy’s service to all of the SMS students. Each class presented her with flowers, cards, heartfelt wishes and words of thanks for sharing her faith. Fortunately, her partial retirement means we may still catch...

Mary’s Month

Students created beautiful coloring pages and collages to honor Mary.

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St. Mary's School

237 4th Street 
Elyria, OH 44035

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Mary Poling, Secretary:
Sharon Urig, Principal:
440-322-2808 Ext: 241

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Mission Statement

Saint Mary School follows the examples of our patroness Mary and her Son Jesus Christ by respecting others, fostering spiritual development, striving for academic excellence, and providing service to our community.

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