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.

St. Marys City Schools


In 2010 St. Marys completed one of the most comprehensive new construction projects in the history of the School District. A beautiful new middle school/high school has been constructed adjacent to US Route 33 that will serve our community for generations to come. The elementary schools were also completely brought up to new construction standards. Visitors can tell by this historic investment that our community supports a high quality education. Excellent modern facilities with the latest technology and opportunities in education, arts, music, and athletics are the emphasis of our community.

St. Marys City Schools have been rated “excellent” by the Ohio Board of Education. The designation is a prime example of the quality of education our community has to offer.

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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 6 four-year universities, 5 two-year technical and community colleges, and 5 regional career centers.

Four-Year Universities



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



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 Institue of Welding

Troy, Ohio

45 miles

Career Centers and Vocational Schools



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


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.