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 EducationGradesAddress
St. Marys Memorial High School9-122250 State Route 66
St. Marys Middle School6-82250 State Route 66
St. Marys Intermediate School3-51301 W. High Street
St. Marys Primary SchoolK-2650 Armstrong Street
Catholic SchoolGradesAddress
Holy Rosary Catholic SchoolPreK-8128 S. Pine 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 UniversitiesLocationCommute
Ohio Northern UniversityAda, Ohio40 miles
Ohio State University – Lima CampusLima, Ohio25 miles
Bluffton UniversityBluffton, Ohio38 miles
University of Northwestern OhioLima, Ohio22 miles
University of FindlayFindlay, Ohio50 miles
Urbana UniversityUrbana, Ohio48 miles
Two-Year UniversitiesLocationCommute
James A. Rhodes State CollegeLima, Ohio25 miles
Wright State University – Lake CampusCelina, Ohio6 miles
Edison State Community CollegePiqua, Ohio30 miles
Owens Community CollegeFindlay, Ohio50 miles
Hobart Institute of WeldingTroy, Ohio45 miles
Career Centers and Vocational SchoolsLocationCommute
Apollo Career CenterLima, Ohio22 miles
Vantage Career CenterVan Wert, Ohio22 miles
Ohio Hi-Point Joint Vocational SchoolBellefontaine, Ohio38 miles
Upper Valley Joint Vocational SchoolPiqua, Ohio35 miles
Tri-Star Vocational SchoolSt. Marys, Ohio 
Adult Basic and Literacy EducationSt. Marys, OhioVarious 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.