The Scoop on St. Louis Catholic Grade Schools
Evaluating schools in not an easy job. Some go by standardized test scores. Here, we are asking the St. Louis Archdiocese Catholic schools who wish to answer this question:
“Why would a Catholic family be convicted in sending their children to your school?”
If your school is not listed, please have them email us and we will post their input!
St. John Paul II Preparatory School
IS THE HOLY SPIRIT CALLING YOUR FAMILY TO JPII?
Saint John Paul II Preparatory School’s solid Catholic formation, comprehensive classical curriculum, and unique hybrid model blend the advantages of traditional instruction with the benefits of home school days to provide an atmosphere for PK-12th grade students where both spiritual and academic formation thrive. Our model rests on the solid foundation of the Catholic faith lived out according to the Magisterium, character and virtue development, spiritual formation, and extracurricular activities.
Our cooperative model allows for a healthy balance between home life and school participation by providing three days of in-school instruction and two days of study at home. Students benefit from the opportunity to develop their Catholic faith within the loving embrace of their primary educators, their parents, extend their academic knowledge through the expertise of professional teachers, and strengthen their knowledge and understanding of all the Church teaches within a faithful community.
Throughout the school, religion, literature, and history are taught chronologically by historical time period, beginning with the ancients and moving up through the modern world. Latin, an integral part of the curriculum, is studied in grades 2-11. Students make systematic progress through grammar, logic, and rhetoric stages of development and culminate their academic careers with the study of Bioethics, Apologetics, Philosophy, and Theology of the Body. Our graduates can write well, speak confidently, and defend their faith.
Our dual emphasis on school and family supports the educational needs of students and the natural role of parents. This hybrid model returns to families the gift of time for prayer, service, enrichment, and leisure activities by reinforcing the family bond that is so crucial to our children’s development. Parents who feel the call of the Holy Spirit choose JPII to help them provide nourishment, support, and strength for the domestic church of the family.
The Saint Austin School
“We are beyond pleased with our choice of The Saint Austin School for the education of our children. They had a smooth transition to their new school and we attribute their ease to the warm, family atmosphere and the kind and caring teachers and staff. While we highly value the rigorous educational standards of The Saint Austin School, even more we are grateful for the strong Catholic identity that is integrated in every aspect of the school day.”
Andrew and Amanda Wegrzyn
“As early as our initial visit to tour the school, we could immediately tell that there was something unique and special about the school, something that set it apart even from other Catholic schools in the area: those intangible but undeniable qualities of seeing the students holding the doors open for each other, respectfully greeting their peers and teachers, and genuinely caring for the well-being of those around them regardless of their grade level. At the St. Austin School, our children experience first-hand the love of Jesus and the beauty of their Catholic faith by the love they receive from their teachers and fellow students.”
George and Chrissy Barnidge