Our mission statement, Shelby County Catholic School, growing in faith with Jesus, is a family-oriented school committed to academic excellence, sums up what we believe are the most important tenets of our school.
First and foremost is our faith in Jesus. We share the faith with our students and families by not only teaching the doctrine of our faith but also by living the faith as we strive to teach our students to see Christ in each and every person.
Secondly, we recognize the importance of our families and encourage the involvement of parents, guardians, and other family members in our school community.
Our teachers know and care about each student as an individual.
Our family-oriented culture provides a safe and caring learning environment.
Finally, our commitment to academic excellence guides us to continually assist our students to do their very best in the classroom and in extracurricular activities.
At Shelby County Catholic School, faith and learning are intertwined as we work to develop the skills and talents our students will need to be successful in the future.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Students: 88 students
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5

Student Body

Total Students
88 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 16%
Students by Grade
Shelby County Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
15 students
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Tuition assistance is available.

School Notes

  • PK students must be four-years old by Sept. 15 of the enrolment year. Kindergarten studnets must be five-years old by Sept. 15. 
Profile last updated: 07/21/2021

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Students: 88 students
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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