Education

St. Marys has a wide variety of educational and workforce training options available. There is high regard and support by the community for its comprehensive educational programs.

Grade Schools

The St. Marys School District offers a comprehensive educational program that places an emphasis on academic achievement. There is high regard and support by the community for its schools. St. Marys City Schools enjoy a well balanced program of drama, instrumental and vocal music, art, athletics, clubs, and other extracurricular activities.

City Education Grades Address
St. Marys Memorial High School 9-12 2250 State Route 66
St. Marys Middle School 6-8 2250 State Route 66
St. Marys Intermediate School 3-5 1301 W. High Street
St. Marys Primary School K-2 650 Armstrong Street
Catholic School and Christian School Grades Address
Holy Rosary Catholic School PreK-8 128 S. Pine Street
Grand Lake Christian School K-12 1001 Holly Street

Higher Education

Ohio continues to build upon a proud tradition of excellent higher education available to all. The state offers many levels of entry into the higher education system, from traditional four-year degree tracks to trade education and adult learning. St. Marys and West Central Ohio are served by several four-year universities, two-year technical and community colleges, and regional career centers.

Four-Year Universities Location Commute
Ohio Northern University Ada, Ohio 40 miles
Ohio State University – Lima Campus Lima, Ohio 25 miles
Bluffton University Bluffton, Ohio 38 miles
University of Northwestern Ohio Lima, Ohio 22 miles
University of Findlay Findlay, Ohio 50 miles
Urbana University Urbana, Ohio 48 miles
Two-Year Universities Location Commute
James A. Rhodes State College Lima, Ohio 25 miles
Wright State University – Lake Campus Celina, Ohio 6 miles
Edison State Community College Piqua, Ohio 30 miles
Owens Community College Findlay, Ohio 50 miles
Hobart Institute of Welding Troy, Ohio 45 miles
Career Centers and Vocational Schools Location Commute
Apollo Career Center Lima, Ohio 22 miles
Vantage Career Center Van Wert, Ohio 22 miles
Ohio Hi-Point Joint Vocational School Bellefontaine, Ohio 38 miles
Upper Valley Joint Vocational School Piqua, Ohio 35 miles
Tri-Star Vocational School St. Marys, Ohio  
Adult Basic and Literacy Education St. Marys, Ohio Various Locations

Special Education

Auglaize County MR/DD
The Auglaize County Board of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities (MR/DD) operates the ABC Center (Advanced Beginnings Children's Center) for infants who are developmentally disabled or determined to be at risk of being developmentally disabled. The ABC Center is located seven miles south of St. Marys in New Bremen. The Board of MR/DD also offers case management, residential, therapeutic, recreational, vocational, and job placement services through its adult services program at Auglaize Industries, Inc.

Auglaize Industries, Inc.
Auglaize Industries, Inc. is a modern workshop built in New Bremen in 1988 for the purpose of providing vocational training and work opportunities for adults with disabilities. There are currently 130 adult employees of Auglaize Industries who earn wages by performing contract work (assembly, packaging, drilling and tapping, microfilming, and collating) for most of Auglaize County's larger companies. Once trained, employees are encouraged to seek work opportunities within the community through Auglaize Industries' Community Employment Program. An evening and weekend recreation program complements the vocational program. Auglaize Industries is open throughout the year, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.