General Information

Thank you for your interest in St. Mary School. The faculty and staff are here to provide an enriching and fulfilling education experience in a Christ-centered environment for all of our students. St. Mary School is an educational institution where you will find a supportive and encouraging environment, a place where individual growth is nurtured. The goal of St. Mary is to develop each student to his or her fullest potential. Student’s benefit from a well-rounded curriculum, in a Catholic Christ-centered environment, consisting of Reading Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Spelling, Computers, Religion, Foreign Language, Music and Physical Education.

As a parent or guardian, I understand one of your most important responsibilities is to choose a school that “fits” your child’s personality and learning needs, as well as your family’s practical needs and educational priorities.

In considering St. Mary for your child, you have already made some very important choices. Most importantly, you have chosen to blend your child’s academic and spiritual development in accordance with the mission and ministry of Jesus Christ and the Catholic Church. Equally important is the commitment to an educational approach that nurtures “your whole child” in an environment of spiritual development, academic excellence, moral values, respect and safety. St. Mary is a school that provides that environment, treating each child as a special “gift” that will flourish with individual care and attention.

St. Mary has something very special to offer. I invite you to see for yourself. After all, the value of your child’s education is priceless.

Mr. Andrew Carner
Principal

What We Offer

Preschool

  • Two-day program for 3-yr-old children
  • Three and four day Pre-Kindergarten program for 4 or 5-yr-old children
  • Extended care available Monday – Friday

Students learn in an atmosphere of Christian love and concern that promotes the health and development of each child, with an emphasis on preparing the child for elementary school.

Kindergarten

  • Five day a week schedule
  • Class days from 9:00 am to 3:10 pm

Students learn in an atmosphere of Christian love and concern that promotes the health and development of each child, with an emphasis on preparing the child for elementary school.

Elementary

  • Fully accredited K through 8th grade program
  • Classes from 9:00 to 3:10 pm

Academic programs designed to promote self-reliance, strong moral values, technological proficiency, educational excellence, and physical well-being. Most graduates are able to gain admission into any high school they choose.

Extended Care Program

  • Daily program for both before and after school
  • Available year round for all registered students
  • Doors open at 6:30 am and close at 6:00 pm

Transportation

  • St. Mary School is serviced by many local city school districts including Berea, Brook Park, Middleburg Heights, Olmsted Falls, and Strongsville.
  • Transportation reimbursement is available through Cleveland, Parma, North Ridgeville, North Royalton and many others.

About St. Mary School

Current Enrollment

The Pre3-Grade 8 enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year is 227 students.

Academics

St. Mary School is fully accredited by the State of Ohio and the Cleveland Catholic Diocese. Our primary focus is to prepare each student to be successful at the high school level. This is achieved through the use of traditional classroom teaching methods blended with the use of current technologies. In addition, students receive Spanish instruction from grades K – 8.

Click here to view St. Mary School Diocesan Grading Scale

Enrichment

To enrich the educational experience of our students, we offer many additional opportunities, including:

  • Computer / Robotics Lab
  • Chromebooks / Laptops
  • Laptops
  • Video News Club
  • First Friday Adoration
  • Power of the Pen / PenOhio
  • Student Council
  • Camp Christopher
  • Classroom Field Trips
  • School Band
  • Stewardship Circle
  • Classroom of Champions
  • Sewing Club
  • Student iPads
  • CYO Sports
  • Summer Enrichment Programs
  • Science Fair
  • Instrumental Music Lessons
  • Girl & Cub Scouts
  • Lego Club
  • Altar Servers
  • Drama Club
  • Baking Club
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Ski Club
  • Engineering Club
  • New Library / Collaboration Space
  • Discovery Hall - STEAM (new fall of 2017)

Child Care

We understand the changing demands on today’s families. We offer extended care programs, both before and after the school day, and also during the summer months. Your child has the opportunity to use this time to socialize with other students, or study in a quiet environment.

Athletics

In addition to physical education classes, all students in grades 3 - 8 have the opportunity to participate in CYO athletics.

Parents

Parents play a vital role at St. Mary School. You have the opportunity to participate in our PTO. Our PTO encourages all parents to become an active participant in the educational process of their children as well as providing opportunities for family social events.

Screening for Employees and Volunteers

All employees and volunteers who have contact with students undergo a thorough screening, including background checks through the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Identification (BCI&I).  For complete information on screening policies, see the revised Policy for the Safety of Children in Matters of Sexual Abuse, section 1.2(p.3)