Mission Statement
St. Mary’s exists to nurture the whole child through a Catholic Christian setting that aids in the development of the whole child:  spiritually, academically, socially, and physically. As part of a Catholic community living out the Gospel message, the school and family collaborate to nurture self-worth, respect, and an appreciation of the pursuit of knowledge.


December 21- Early Release at 2
December 22- Start of Christmas Break

January 3rd- First Day Back from Christmas Break
January 12- End of Second Quarter
January 15- No School Martin Luther King Jr Day
January 28-Feb 2- Catholic Schools Week

February 16- No School
February 18-No School

March 15- End of Third Quarter
March 29- No School Easter Break

April 1- No School Easter Break

May 16- Field Day
May 21- Last Day of School
May 21- Eighth Grade Graduation
May 22- Teacher Work Day

A word from the Principal

Have a beautiful Summer.  See you in August!!

Pre -Kindergarten Registration

Pre Kindergarten Registration for the 2021 – 2022 school year is now open.  If you have a pre – kindergarten – age child and you would like to register them.  Please bring your child’s birth certificate, shot records, and social security number.  Your child must be 3 or on before December 31, 2021. If you have questions, please call the office 419-943-2801

PreSchool Programs

Tuesday – Thursday – 3 year old, 4 year old, 5 year old

Monday – Wednesday – Friday – 4 year old and 5 year old

Monday through Friday – 3 year old, 4 year old, 5 year old

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Registration for the 2021 – 2022 school year is now open.  If you have a kindergarten – age child and you would like to register them for screening, please come to the office. Please bring your child’s birth certificate, shot records, and social security number.  Your child must be 5 or on before September 30, 2021. If you have questions, please call the office 419-943-2801


Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil; May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; And do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan and all evil spirits who wander through the world for the ruin of souls. Amen.

December Prayer of the Month

God of Love,
Your son, Jesus, is your greatest gift to us.
He is a sign of your love.
Help us walk in that love during the weeks of Advent,
As we wait and prepare for his coming.
We pray in the name of Jesus, our Savior.



St. Mary’s has 59  students enrolled in PreKindergarten through 8th grade as of December 1, 2023
St. Mary’s school policy regarding background checks for teaching and non-teaching employees and for volunteers who have direct contact with students

Policy for the Protection of Minors and Young People


The first time I saw my children in the church; I knew I had made the right choice in changing their education from public to private.  To see my children learn to handle themselves in church and learn to sit and listen and show respect meant everything to me. When they read for the first time in church; I was just blown away. They felt so proud to speak in front of the church and I was in awe.  St. Mary’s teaches their students the normal curriculum as does the public schools but St. Mary’s also teaches so much more.  I thoroughly loved the service hours program they have set up for their students.  The students had to spend so many hours contributing to the community and/or helping others. These hours were kept track of and they were then rewarded with a pizza party or an event at the school when they were completed. This teaches them right away how to give back and be grateful to those that help them.  St. Mary’s teaches all students to clean up after their programs or meals at the school.  After every event as well, all students help set up and clean up.  The students are taught to take care of their school and they get a sense of responsibility.   The kids feel more a part of the school. Their work contributes directly to the school.  This is something I loved about St. Mary’s. They were teaching my kids so much more than just the basic curriculum. They taught them to be good, helpful, respectful people. They were taught to be grateful for all they had at school.  St. Mary’s also has their older students walk with the younger students to help them get to church and to lunch.  This was gigantic to me. This is a huge lesson. The older students learn that they are looked up to by the younger students.  The older students will learn to behave so much better because of this setup. They are being directly looked up to by the younger students.  Teaching my children to pray ended up being so dearly important to me because my kids now know they are never truly alone.  If they are afraid or sad or lost, St. Mary’s has taught them to pray and believe in our Lord. Even for those that are not Catholic, teaching our youth to pray and understand there is something bigger out there is huge. I call it the pyramid.  Teaching the kids the pyramid.  Lastly, the size of the classrooms help so much for my children, especially my 2 youngest, they needed extra attention due to their IEP’s.  They have hands-on tutoring during and after school. The teachers work directly with them and also myself.  During the shut down last year, we had weekly calls for their speech therapy and extra sessions for tutoring. St. Mary’s is very flexible in its approach to teaching each student as individuals.  They will find which strategies work best based on each student’s strengths and weaknesses. They have different seating for some kids who tended to have difficulties sitting still.  St. Mary’s has various equipment that supported all types of technology that could be used to adapt their teaching style.  This is why I chose St. Mary’s for my children.  ~Tina (8th, 6th, and 4th)

We send our son to St Mary’s for a Catholic education. The small class sizes give him individualized attention and the ability to learn not only about numbers and letters but also about his faith. We have loved watching him grow in his faith and knowledge this year already! ~Leanne (Preschool)

We chose St. Mary’s over the public school option initially because of the tradition. As our kids have progressed through St. Mary’s we’ve continued to stay because of the reinforcement of our Faith that the school instills. It’s always heartwarming to pick up your kindergartner and hear them talking about something from the bible, you certainly won’t experience that through the public school. The other major benefit of St. Mary’s is with the small class sizes, they receive a more individualized education experience, and it also creates a true family like experience. This year with COVID the smaller class sizes also provided a “safer” option. St. Mary’s intends to educate the “whole” child; developmentally, educationally, and spiritually, which has been our great reward. ~Brian and Ashley (3rd and Kindergarten)
School Information


May Newsletter

Registration 2021 – 2022

Registration 2021 – 2022

PE Activities

Scholarship Information

We Love St. Mary’s

The virtue of the Month (Gospel Guidelines and Life skills)

September – Organization – To plan arrange and work in an orderly way

October – Initiative – To do something because it needs to be done

November – Sense of Humor – To laugh and be playful without harming others

December – Patience – To wait calmly for someone or something

January – Courage – To act according to one’s beliefs despite the fear of adverse consequences

February – Pride – Satisfaction from doing one’s personal best

March – Integrity – To be honest, sincere, and to do what is right

April – Flexibility – To be willing to change plans when necessary

May – Perseverance – To continue in spite of difficulties

School Calendar

Leipsic Public Calendar 2022 – 2023

Misc. Information

Service Hours 2021 – 2022

St. Mary’s Handbooks

St. Mary’s School Brochure

K-8 Handbook 2020 -2021

PreK Handbook 2020-2021

Volunteering at St. Mary’s

Leipsic Public & Lunch Menu

Public School

Leipsic Public Schools

Lunch Calendar

May Activity and Lunch Calendar

Lunch Prices

Reduced $0.40

Elementary $2.50

High School $2.75

Staff $3.25



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