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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
  • Extended Day
  • Busing by Elyria, Midview, Keystone, and Boys/Girls Club
  • Offers CYO sports
  • Extracurriculars
  • Established in 1859
  • Title 1 Services

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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Recent News

Essay Contest Winner

Congratulations to fifth grader Jeremy Faris for placing third out of 80 entries in the Toni Morrison Essay Contest. Students from the elementary level to college participated. This year's topic centered on how people and places have sustained the authors during the...

Elks’ Essay Contest Winners

  Congratulations to Cheyenne Harper, Jaylyn France, and Andrew Nagy! Miss Fabanich’s language arts classes wrote essays on “How can Patriotism be Demonstrated” to enter into the Elks’ Essay Contest. Mr.Chuck Martin from the Elyria Elks presented the following awards....

Congratulations, Miss Mary!

Happy 20th Anniversary at SMS! We appreciate everything you do for all of us. Love, Your SMS Family

Giving Tuesday, December 3

St. Mary School is participating in Giving Tuesday. Donating to benefit St. Mary School is a simple experience that you can do from your computer, tablet or smartphone at any time beginning at midnight on December 3 and continuing for a 24 hour period. Secure,...

Cougar Spirit

September 27th was a Spirit Day! The students and teachers wore their 160th anniversary shirts to continue celebrating 160 years of St. Mary School tradition.  

Grandfriends Day

On September 13 Grandfriends attended a prayer service with their grandchildren. They then went to the Parish Hall and spent time coloring bookmarks, solving puzzles, and telling jokes. They enjoyed their time together.

Remembering September 11

On the morning of September 11, the students and faculty held a prayer service at the flag pole to remember the families and victims of that tragic day.

SMS 160th Anniversary

Celebrating the 160th year of Catholic education at St. Mary School at our Parish Festival on August 15th. Thank you parishioners, parents, teachers, and donators for all that you do for St. Mary School! We appreciate your support!

Back to School Firsts

First Day of School September 3rd was the first day of school. Everyone was excited to begin the 160th year at SMS! Fr. Charlie started with prayer, the band played the alma mater, and Elyria Catholic cheerleaders clapped each class into the building. It was a day...

Parent Information Night

Thursday August 29 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM It is very important that a parent/guardian for each child be present. The night will begin in the parish hall with Father Charlie welcoming all new families. Important information will be shared so that our 160th school year...

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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

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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