Each of our schools offers an intimate environment where students feel safe, welcomed and loved — and form friendships that last a lifetime.
Our students are engaged with each other, their teachers and their classwork. They learn to authentically love by helping other members of their school and caring for needs above their own, just as in a family.
Many of our schools have buddy programs where an upper grade student is paired with a lower grade student. The pairs go to Mass together, work on projects together, do fun holiday crafts, and grow in friendship. The buddy program teaches older students about the responsibility of caring for someone younger and gives the younger student a sense of comfort knowing that another student is looking out for them.
"I wanted a close-knit environment for my oldest child. Once I got a taste of the Catholic schools, I was hooked. There's always been a community feel where kids feel safe every day."Patricia Matos, parent, St. James-St. John
"It's a family, something that I find to be essential. We're giving kids the comfort that we're there for each other and rooted in Christ. I feel comfortable knowing I can say that to my children."Patty Coady, teacher, St. Stanislaus
"At my son's grammar school graduation, he said his 25 classmates are like brothers and sisters."Tim Sullivan, head of school, Bishop Feehan and parent at St. John the Evangelist