From the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston: As many of you are aware, the Diocese of Steubenville, Ohio, recently released a list of priests who have been credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors. Included in the list were the names of priests who have been stationed near, or who have celebrated liturgies and other events at parishes within the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, including our Catholic Schools. The Diocese encourages anyone who may be the victim of abuse by one of these priests, or any priest in the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, to contact your local authorities or the Diocesan Office of Safe Environment at (304) 233-0880.

Admissions Policy

Students are granted entrance to St. Mary’s Grade School through Kindergarten screening. The Brigance is administered prior to enrollment in Preschool/Kindergarten. The Brigance consists of three basic sections: SPEECH, COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT, and MOTOR DEVELOPMENT.

Students seeking entrance to SMS in grades 1 through 6 are required to take an entrance exam prior to admittance. We also require submission of a current report card and a copy of standardized test scores.

Under registration of the West Virginia Department of Health, all children attending school are required to provide proof of having received the following immunizations: Polio, Rubella, Rubella-Diphtheria, Whooping Cough, Tetanus and HIB.

They must also have a Vision, Speech, and Hearing test which is administered by the Harrison County School’s Health Nurses. All new students entering ANY GRADE from out of state must also have these tests.

State law requires all entering students to present a State-Certified Birth Certificate from the state of birth. County certified and hospital birth certificates are not acceptable.

At this time, St. Mary’s Grade School does not have facilities or services for Special Education, Learning Disorder, and Behavior Disorder programs.

St. Mary's Catholic Grade School ©
107 East Pike Street
Clarksburg, WV 26301
Tel.: 304-622-9831