I'm not Catholic; can I still send my student to a St. Mary School?
How can I afford to send my student to St. Mary School?
How do I get my student to St. Mary School?
What are the faculty credentials?
Does St. Mary School offer before-school and after-school child care?
Do you accept home-schooled children?
Does St. Mary School require service hours?
What is the dress code at St. Mary School?
What books or supplies does my child need?
What is my child needs medication or becomes ill at school?
What kind of physical education and extra-curricular sports does St. Mary School provide?
What are the school hours?
What fundraisers are there?
What if my child is absent or tardy?
Does St. Mary's have a preschool
This school is dedicated to Mary, the Mother of God. May she forever cradle her children in her arms and keep them close to her everloving son, Jesus.
St. Mary Parish School Mission Statement
With the support of parents, parish, and community, as a Roman Catholic school in the Diocese of Youngstown, we are dedicated to the spiritual, moral, and academic education of our students as we prepare them for a life of service to God and others.
Saint Mary's School began in 1849 in the church basement under the pastorate of Father John Luhr. In 1855, Father Joseph Lais, the pastor, had a one-story brick schoolhouse built. It was small and staffed by lay teachers. In 1870, a two-story brick school was built during Father Lais' second return as pastor. In 1878 the Sisters of Notre Dame came to the school. From 1881 until 1927, the Sisters of St. Francis, the Bedictine Sisters, and lay teachers staffed the school. Since 1927 the Sisters of Notre Dame have been educating the students of St. Mary's.
In 1951 the playground wasa blacktopped, the old school remodeled, and the southern addition was built. In 1980, Father Kolp had the middle section of the school demolished and the Msgr. Labbe Center was built. During Sister Alice Slowey's administration the computer lab was begun and was completed under Sister Rosemary Koesel. Under Sister Rosemary (1992) the extended day program was begun. Sister Mary Delores Vargo started the preschool program in 1996.
In 1998, the first lay adminstrator was named. Since then, only two other lay administrators have been principal. While no longer administrators or classroom teachers, the Sisters of Notre Dame are still bery present in the school. Sister Kathy Longheier was a fourth grade teacher and is currently the technology coordinator.
We our pround of our rich history and tradition. St. Mary School has been educating children for more than 165 years and looks to continue for many more years to come.