From the Principal


Welcome to St. Mary's School!  St. Mary's is extremely proud of our tradition and academic excellence; we have been educating students since 1848!   We focus on providing the best possible education for your student while maintaining a focus on Christ.

Our Mission:

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.

Belief Statements:

1.    We believe our school reflects the teachings of Jesus and our Catholic faith.
2.    We believe the stronger the spiritual foundation, the stronger the school.
3.    We believe service to others is a priority.
4.    We believe each student is a valued creation of God with unique physical, social, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual needs.
5.    We believe each student achieves more when challenged and encouraged to perform to the best of his/her abilities.
6.    We believe it is important to keep current with new educational techniques and use a variety of instructional practices.
7.    We believe parents are the primary educators and must be seen as partners in their child(ren)’s learning.
8.    We believe our school community, parish, and local community are valued resources.
9.    We believe students deserve a safe learning environment.
10. We believe in educating the whole student by providing co-curricular and extra-curricular opportunities.

We hope you find all the information you need here on the website, but if you have any questions, please feel free to call the office at (330) 832-9355.
To apply to St. Mary School, click here. 
Jennifer Fischer
My name is Jennifer Fischer, and I am the principal at St. Mary School and Preschool.  I have two children, who are alumni of St. Mary's and Central Catholic High School.  I am a parishioner at St. Mary's Parish and have been a St. Mary School parent for many years.  My husband, David, is a graduate of St. Mary's and Central Catholic and is currently the Superintendent of Sandy Valley Local Schools.

Prior to joining the team at St. Mary's, I served most recently as the Executive Director and COO of the Massillon Digital Academy in the Massillon City School District. I have also served as the Assistant Director of the East Canton Digital Academy, as well as eLearning coordinator of the Perry Local School District. I have prior teaching and leadership experience in the Osnaburg and Plain Local School Districts.  However, my first teaching experience was with Wagener-Salley High School in Aiken, South Carolina.
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