Parish Schools & Organizations
St. Mary Elementary School and Middle School
St. Mary School has been educating Catholic children in Delaware County since 1860. Uniting the traditions of the Church with current academic practices, our private school provides students in preschool through eighth grade a parochial education at a fraction of the cost of most other private institutions.
Accredited by the State of Ohio and under the direction of the Diocese of Columbus, St. Mary currently enrolls nearly 400 students. The student to teacher ratio is 14/1. Our fully licensed staff participates in monthly professional development and works to individualize instruction for their students. St. Mary School welcomes all children to attend and learn in this caring, nurturing, and innovative environment. Students participate in service projects both at school and through the parish.
St. Mary School provides many opportunities for students to practice their faith. Through daily prayer and religion classes, weekly mass, a strong message of discipleship and participation in traditional Catholic sacraments and feasts, St. Mary students live out their faith. The strong impact of these early experiences in Church activities develops a moral guide for students as they face their future. Faith formation happens through living out the Gospel message.
St. Mary School Age Child Care Program (SACC)
St. Mary School offers child care after school from 2:15 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. There is also an option for our Pre-K Kamp from 7:00 am to 11:30 am and 10:30-6:00 pm. Our competent and caring staff works to understand and meet the needs of each child in our care.
Parish School of Religion (PSR)
The Parish School of Religion (PSR) mission is to assist parents in the religious education and spiritual formation of their children. Our program is committed to the spiritual development of students in the parish (K-8th grade) who attend non-parochial schools. The purpose of the Parish School of Religion (PSR) is to help foster a living, conscious and active faith in the lives of our young people. Classes begin in September and continue semi-weekly until mid May. Families are welcome to register at the time they move into the parish. Please bring in your baptism certificate, proof of attendance letter from your old parish if applicable, and fill out the registration form from online. A link to the PSR Registration Forms can be found on the homepage of our website, http://delawarestmary.org/. Please contact the PSR office at 740-369-8228 with any questions.
PSR programs are for Pre-K thru grade 8. PSR follows the Religious Graded Course of Study from the Diocese of Columbus while our Youth Group follows the U.S.C.C.B.’s approved curriculum. St. Mary has mandatory grades to receive sacraments. To receive First Reconciliation and First Communion 1st-2nd grade are mandatory. To receive Confirmation, 7-8th grade are mandatory.
Copies of Baptismal Certificates are REQUIRED for ALL NEW STUDENTS at the time of registration.
Please mail Registration Forms to: St. Mary Church
Attn: PSR office
66 E William Street
Delaware, OH 43015
or drop off at the PSR office located inside St. Mary School.