Education Options in Shelby, Ohio


Shelby City Schools

Shelby City Schools offers education for students PreK-12. The district includes Shelby Senior High School, Shelby Middle School, Auburn Elementary, Dowds Elementary and Little Whippets Preschool buildings.
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Faith-Based Schools

Shelby is home to two Catholic schools that provide an alternative quality education for preschool and elementary grades.

St. Mary’s School (PreK-6)
Sacred Heart Catholic School (K-8)
Trinity Shining Lights Preschool

Pioneer Career & Technology Center (PCTC)

Located in Shelby, Pioneer Career and Technology Center provides students in 11 & 12 grade career training opportunities to 14 partner high schools as well as adult students. In addition to its career training, Pioneer also has a Corporate & Industry Training Services department with an authorized OSHA trainer.
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Colleges & Universities


North Central State College & The Ohio State University

North Central State College and The Ohio State University at Mansfield share a campus about 5 minutes from Shelby.

North Central State College provides a two-year, community-based education, as well as baccalaureate and graduate degree completion programs through its university partners. Through the CollegeNOW program, high schools students can earn their associate’s degree before receiving their high school diploma.

In Shelby, about 800 students attend North Central State College’s Kehoe Center for Advanced Learning. The Kehoe Center is one of 10 SkillsMAX Centers in Ohio. In addition, the location offers a nationally recognized Integrated Systems Technology laboratory and a regional Advanced Manufacturing Tool & Die Center. The Kehoe Center celebrated the grand opening of the Ralph Phillips Conference Center in February 2014. This facility, centralized between Cleveland, Akron and Columbus, will host corporate training sessions, trade conferences and banquet events.


Mount Vernon Nazarene, Ashland University & Ashland Theological Seminary

Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s branch campus is less than 20 minutes away in Mansfield, Ohio, and Ashland University, the Ashland University Ashbrook Center and the Ashland Theological Seminary are less than 30 minutes away.