Secondary Schools

Forty-Third Annual Catholic Schools Week Begins Sunday, January 28

ST. LOUIS – The annual celebration of Catholic Schools Week across the country and in the 133 schools of the Archdiocese of St. Louis begins Sunday, January 28. Each school around the archdiocese will hold its own unique celebration, with Masses, open houses, and other activities for the nearly 37,000 students, their families, parishioners, and community members. Through these events, schools focus on the value Catholic education provides to young people and its contributions to our church, our communities and our nation. This year’s theme is “Catholic Schools: Learn. serve. Lead. Succeed.”

Most Catholic elementary schools will host an Open House on Sunday, January 28, or during the week. For a complete list of open houses and additional information about Catholic Schools Week, visit archstl.org/education.

Some notable special events for Catholic Schools Week include:

January 28-February 3 – More than 1,000 pieces of K-12 student artwork are on display at South County Center, West County Center, Plaza Frontenac, and the Galleria.

January 28-March 3– K-12 student artwork (different from previous week) will be on display at Taubman Prestige Outlets.

This year marks the 43nd anniversary of this annual celebration which began in 1974. Nationwide, about 1.9 million students are currently educated in nearly 6,600 Catholic schools. More information about the national celebration of Catholic Schools Week can be found at ncea.org, or on social media under the hashtag #CSW18.

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St. Francis Borgia Regional High School Receives $125,000 Grant

April 4, 2011
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WHAT: St. Francis Borgia Regional High School will receive a $125,000 grant from the Annual Catholic Appeal

WHEN: Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at 9:40AM

WHERE: St. Francis Borgia Regional High School, 1000 Borgia Drive in Washington, MO

Washington, MO – St. Francis Borgia Regional High School will receive a $125,000 grant from the Annual Catholic Appeal to support academic programs and scholarships at the school. St. Francis Borgia High School serves families of many faith backgrounds in the Washington area.  Local Catholics in the Washington area contributed more than $424,000 to the Annual Catholic Appeal in 2010 to help provide educational programs, charitable programs, and social services to thousands of people throughout the region.

The Annual Catholic Appeal also awarded scholarships to students Katie Maxwell, Aubrey Fulton and Alex Jasper. They are winners of an essay contest on stewardship, the Annual Catholic Appeal, and the Appeal’s theme this year “Come Together in Christ”.

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St. Mary's High School Names Campus and Ballfields after Alumni

April 4, 2011
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Frank J. Bommarito Campus Honors Local Catholic’s Commitment to Catholic Education

WHAT: Naming ceremony for campus of St. Mary’s High School, and first pitch on new ball field named after another local family

WHEN: Tuesday, April 5, 2011, at 3:15PM. First pitch scheduled for 4PM

WHERE: 4701 South Grand in South St. Louis

St. Louis, MO – The all-male St. Mary’s High School boasts some notable alum: Mayor Francis Slay ‘73, Auxiliary Bishop Edward Rice ‘78, and longtime coach Ed Perniciaro Sr. ’55. On Tuesday they, along with the school, will honor another alumnus, Frank J. Bommarito ’52, by naming the campus after him.

After the naming ceremony, the school will debut its new baseball field by having Whitey Herzog throw out the first pitch with seven additional honorees including Mayor Slay, Frank Bommarito, Karen Divis, Ed Perniciaro, Sr, Kevin Hacker, Bishop Rice and Roy Morton. The baseball field is named after the Divis family, supporters of St. Mary’s High School. The first game will be between the St. Mary’s Dragons and the St. Dominic Crusaders.

St. Mary’s High School, founded in 1931, is an integral part of St. Louis’ Dutchtown neighborhood. The campus includes more than 27 acres, blending high-tech academic classrooms, the brand new Center of Applied Sciences and modern sports facilities including the new baseball field and soccer practice facility. St. Mary High School remains on the cutting edge of secondary education and its more than 11,000 graduates can testify to the quality of their academic curriculum.

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Local Catholic High School Wins National Video Contest

December 29, 2010
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Bishop DuBourg High School One of Two Missouri High Schools to Win

St. Louis, MO – Most parents get a little nervous when their teen-agers learn to drive, but a local Catholic high school used Homecoming weekend to earn $12,000 -- by combining teens, Ford cars, and a video. The program is called "Drive One 4 UR School", and it's designed to increase the number of test drives for Ford vehicles while giving back to local schools. For every test drive that was taken Homecoming weekend, Bishop DuBourg High School in South St. Louis earned money.

The big pay-off, however, came when students of Bishop DuBourg created a video detailing the planning and execution of their event in a creative and original way. The winning video had their event's donation matched by Ford Motor Company. Bishop DuBourg's video was chosen as one of the winners, earning the school $13,000.

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