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The Catholic Education Office is called to be a faith community committed to the educational mission of the church in the Archdiocese of St. Louis. We offer leadership and service in the ministry of total Catholic education. In collaboration with others engaged in this mission, we articulate a shared vision of Catholic education and teach the message of Jesus Christ as we follow his call to "Go make  disciples of all nations."

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St. Mary's Preschool North is "Falling in Love with Jesus!" this fall

By Sue Brown, Director of Marketing and Community Relations

The teachers at St. Mary's Preschool-North (Archdiocesan Department of Special Education) try to keep their classrooms bright and cheerful, getting inspiration from internet sites such as Pinterest.

Pictured below, "Miss Laura," a St. Mary’s teacher, and one of her students, Journee, are “Falling in Love with Jesus" this fall as the leaves turn both inside and out!

St. Mary’s Preschools North and South provide children from six weeks to six years of age with special needs, or who are typically developing, with high-quality daycare and preschool programs in a nurturing environment that is licensed by the Missouri Deptartment of Health.

To learn more about St. Mary's Preschools North and South, visit

To learn more about the schools and centers administered by the Archdiocesan Department of Special Education, visit


Student Ambassadors make master marketers!

By Sue Brown, Director of Marketing and Community Relations

Student Ambassadors serve at events held at their schools—both elementary and secondary—and occasionally, at special Archdiocesan events such as the Associates of the Archbishop Luncheon and Reception held earlier this month in appreciation of major donors to the Annual Catholic Appeal, (ACA) a major supporter of Catholic education.

Student Ambassadors are specially-trained spokespersons and representatives for their schools. They conduct school tours, serve as hosts at school events, and, when they are really expert, (like the Ambassadors of St. Francis Borgia High School, (pictured above) they are called upon to serve at events outside their school! Important work!

Student Ambassador training is provided by the Catholic Education center. To learn more, contact



St. Mary's High School betters the block

By Sue Brown, Director of Marketing and Community Relations

The young men of St. Mary’s High School Campus Ministry helped out with the Dutchtown Better Block Project on Saturday, September 20.

Two groups assisted by sorting and arranging books, decorating and lighting the interior of the Pop-Up Bookstore, and painting the exterior of a building at the intersection of Virginia and Itaska Streets.

In the 4700 block of Virginia, students prepared beds, planted native flowers, cut and raked grass from several open lots after clearing trash and debris. The Better Block Project works with small businesses in the community to enhance the beauty and safety of the neighborhood, and to promote growth--including growth of St. Mary's High School!

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