St. Theresa Catholic School, "where Christ is the ever-present lead teacher", is a 450 student K-8 school with an energetic and committed staff, dedicated PTO, and a collaborative leadership model. The school was established in 1994 by Monsignor James W. McMurtrie and founding principal Jacqueline MacKenzie, with 150 students in grades K-6. The first graduation took place in June 1997. Our second Pastor, Father Richard Guest was instrumental in getting our church built in 2009. Today, our pastor is Father James Hudgins, and our principal is Mrs. Erin O'Malley.
Weekly classes include computer, Spanish, art, music, library, and P.E. in kindergarten through eighth. Students attend weekly Mass with their classes, as well as participating in prayer at the start and end of their school day and at the start of each class. St. Theresa is not a private school; we are a Catholic school. Our purpose for existence is to educate young Catholics in their faith; it is a secondary benefit that we can offer an exceptional academic program.
Each year, a small number of gifted students qualify for our Advanced Math Program. Students are evaluated and upon meeting the criteria, move ahead one grade in math. By doing so, these students are given the opportunity to complete one or both high school courses in Algebra and Geometry.
Extra-curricular activities include Pro-Life Club, Thunder Runners, Student Council, Battle of the Books, Band, Scouts, CYO Basketball, CYO Volleyball, and Chorus.
St. Theresa Catholic School is located on a 30-acre wooded campus that includes an outdoor track, outdoor volleyball court, baseball field, soccer field, and long jump pit.
SCHOOL OFFICE HOURS
Regular School Day 2023-2024
•Monday - Friday, 7:55am - 3:00pm
•Closed for Lunch from 12:00 to 12:30pm
Summer Hours•Tuesday - Thursday, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Guided by the teachings of Christ, Saint Theresa Catholic School is dedicated to Educating Tomorrow’s Catholic Leaders. We partner with families in the spiritual, intellectual, social, and physical development of every child.
Philosophy of Learning
St. Theresa Catholic School, as part of the St. Theresa Parish community, formally educates students in the life and teachings of Jesus and the traditions and doctrines of the Roman Catholic Church. Our students are given the opportunity to know and affirm that they are children of God and the school is committed to modeling and teaching Catholic Christian morals and values. St. Theresa Catholic School offers a caring, safe, disciplined, and respectful environment for children.
We promote academic excellence and foster a love for learning across all curricular areas. Our students develop the skills to acquire knowledge with an integrated curriculum that takes into account different learning styles and abilities. We believe that each child is a unique person with a God-given purpose in life. We encourage students to develop their individual talents and skills to reach their highest personal level of potential. Along with their parents, the students’ primary educators, we prepare our students to become productive and serving members of the global community.