SAINT MARY
SCHOOL & PARISH
GERMAN VILLAGE

Our History

St. Mary Church was dedicated in 1868 as a response to the spiritual needs of the growing German-Catholic population of Columbus' South Side. The original schoolhouse, which stands behind the church, was erected in 1865 under the direction of Rev. Francis X. Specht, St. Mary's first pastor. It served as a temporary house of worship until the Gothic-style church was completed. St. Mary's distinctive spire - soaring 197 feet into the Columbus sky - was added in 1893.

By 1865, Columbus' population was one-third German, and the South Side had become a thriving working-class community. The new immigrants built homes and churches and established schools. Local German businesses, organizations, and newspapers prospered.

German Village is one of the premier historic restorations in the world, and is the largest privately funded historic district on the National Register of Historic Places. More than 1,600 buildings have been restored since 1960.

ABOUT US

Saint Mary School is a Co-Ed Roman Catholic Primary School for Pre-School to 8th Grade in Columbus, OH.

CONTACT
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700 South 3rd Street
Columbus, OH 43206

P: 614-444-8994

F: 614-449-2853

 

kwalton@stmaryschoolgv.org

STATEMENT

St. Mary School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

SAINT MARY SCHOOL
GERMAN VILLAGE

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