Our Schools

Why Choose Catholic Schools?

Perhaps the words of Bishop Makumba from Kenya speak best on why Catholic Schools: “For the Catholic Church, faith and holistic quality education are inseparable. Our considered view is that there can be no quality formation of children to become responsible citizens if their education is not anchored on their religious faith. Religious education plays an integral and critical role in preparing learners for adult life, employment, and life-long learning while encouraging them to develop their sense of identity and belonging. Religious education enables children to flourish individually within their communities and as citizens in a pluralistic society and global community. The Catholic Church fully supports the continued teaching of religious education in all educational institutions.” – Bishop Makumba of Kenya

Additionally, consider the following as you make your decisions for education:

The national Catholic school graduation rate is 99.1% of high school students.  Of these graduates, 84.7% go on to college, compared to 44.1% of public school graduates

Student achievement in Catholic schools for 4th, 8th and 12th grades was consistently higher than their public school peers, as indicated from standardized tests in math, reading, and writing.

Catholic schools seek to prepare our children in mind and spirit during the most formative and vulnerable time of their lives so that they can live lives full of hope, joy, and peace, no matter what challenges they meet.

Each day a Catholic school presents opportunities for students to put their values to use–in the classroom, at lunch/recess, and in extra-curricular activities.  Values and character are an integral part of Catholic school education.  This prepares students to have the courage to live out gospel values in the workplace and society.

Students explore their faith through classes and activities in Scripture, Sacraments, Church, and morality.

Catholic Schools stress the faith-centered values of self-discipline and commitment.

Faculty and staff are role models who share their faith, their talents, and their time.

Catholic Schools strive to create a strong sense of family/community among the students, the family, the school, and the Church.

Each student is encouraged to live their faith by giving back to the world and positively impacting society.

Because of the smaller overall school size, highly motivated and involved teachers, and close parental involvement, each student receives special attention to meet their needs.

Catholic schools offer students a safe and supportive environment.

Catholic school success depends firmly on the partnership of our parents, the first and foremost educators of our children. Parents provide overwhelming gifts of time, talent, and treasure to our schools: family input and involvement results in higher attendance rates and lower dropout rates.

Catholic Schools develop the whole person, challenging each student to reach his or her fullest potential.

“Why choose Catholic education?” The answer is clear. Catholic schools do a better job of educating students. We encourage you to take a closer look at our schools, take a tour, and have your student participate in a shadow day. Both schools offer excellence in education and helping your child to grow stronger in their faith!

We believe that all students should have the opportunity to obtain a Catholic education. If tuition costs prevent you from sending your child to a Catholic school, please know that there are ways to obtain financial assistance. Contact the parish office at (309) 662-7361 or contact the schools directly for more information.