St Mary services students in grades K~8. Grades 5-6 and 7-8 are taught in combined classes with students working at grade level. Our students come from a four-county area that includes parts of Marion, Morrow, Union, and Delaware counties. Enrollment is made up of 47% girls and 53% boys: 58% of our students come from faiths other than Catholic. Whites make up 89% of our ethnic background while 11% are Asian black /African –American, Hispanic , and Multiracial . Our students come from the Marion City Schools, as well as six other school districts including Elgin, Pleasant, Ridgedale, River Valley, North Union, Mt. Gilead, and Cardington . The majority of our parents are high school graduates with some college education. They are laborers, professionals, and business owners.
Our highly qualified faculty includes 14 professionals with an average of 17.5 years teaching experience. Thirty five percent of our teachers have master’s degrees in education. All teachers meet rigorous and ongoing professional development standards. All classroom teachers and the principal have advanced certification in religion. We pride ourselves on individual attention for each student, with a teacher-to-student ratio of 1:9
Our students enjoy a rich and broad curriculum that includes religion, language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, and reading. In addition we have support and enrichment programs, including Accelerated Reader and Math, and a resource reading teacher. Each classroom has a smartboard and all students have weekly computer classes in the lab. We also, provide a resource teacher for individuals and small group instruction.
Our Extracurricular Activities
There are many opportunities for Students to participate in extracurricular Activities:
- Cross Country
- Troop 50 Boys Scouts of America
Our Facts & Figures
- 2014/15 Daily Attendance – 97%
- 2014/15 Terra Nova Test Scores – Students in grade 3 thru 6 consistently score above the national average in all subjects areas.
Investing in your child’s elementary school education will pay dividends for beyond the 7th grade. In partnership with you, we foster life-long learners who grow intellectually, spiritually, and socially. Tuition varies in terms of financial need, parish membership, and number of children within a family enrolled at St. Mary. The tuition rate for 2015-2016 is $2610 for participating and $4250 for non-participating. Tuition assistance is available from the Diocese of Columbus, St. Mary Parish, Knights of Columbus, and Father Furey Fund.