Community, prayer, service and study: these are the pillars of the Dominican Order, and for nearly 150 years St. Catherine's has strived to instill these values.
One of our primary objectives when working with students is creating socially responsible women and men.
What does that mean?
Well, it means that inside the classroom and out, we are always striving to teach our young people how their everyday actions can positively impact their family and friends, their community, and the world at large.
Each year, things like coordinating and leading all-school prayer services and retreats, tutoring troubled youths, working or donating blood at our annual blood drives, and delivering anti-bullying messages to local schools help our students learn the importance of becoming trustworthy, socially responsible individuals.
St. Catherine's undertakes countless volunteer projects intended to teach the importance of being thoughtful, compassionate and selfless. During the holidays students collect warm clothes for the homeless, and fill Christmas baskets for struggling families. Each spring, in conjunction with the Feast of St. Catherine (April 29) students and staff go into local neighborhoods for the annual “Walk With a Purpose” during which they work with kids, build houses, paint churches, and more.
Middle School Program
Established in 2010, the Middle School Program is designed to help students grow spiritually and mentally in preparation for life in high school and beyond.
At this critical time in a child’s social, emotional, physical and intellectual development, we believe the moral strength a student receives from an education firmly rooted in faith directly affects the kind of person they become for the rest of their lives.
The interdisciplinary learning program is designed to help each student learn at a comfortable rate while helping them become the best student possible. Interdisciplinary instruction connects all subject matter to a main theme that is then taught across different subjects. By connecting all subjects, students naturally delve deeper into the material which helps them think more strategically, comprehend better and remember longer.
In eighth grade, students have the opportunity to participate in the Halo Program. By completing a variety of goals which stress academic, extracurricular and volunteer excellence, students are introduced to the importance of community, service, and leadership.
High School Academics
SCHS curriculum is designed to challenge students while both providing a strong foundation of knowledge and the allowing the opportunity to explore different fields of study.
The school is dedicated to continuous innovation, and in the interest of preparing students to excel in an increasingly technological world, every Angel completes curriculum on an Apple iPad.
Students attend monthly liturgies and prayer services and are encouraged to join the school’s Campus Ministry group to help coordinate, lead and serve at these gatherings.
From the time they begin at SCHS, students follow a comprehensive program administered by the Guidance Department that is designed to aid them in their path of self-discovery.
Athletics and Activities
On-stage in the Foster Auditorium. Behind the camera shooting pictures for The Lance. Playing in front of a full house in the historic John F. McGuire Gymnasium.
These are the places where leaders are developed, and passions are discovered. Whether you play basketball or bass guitar, if you’re interested in medicine or Mock Trial, St. Catherine’s is the place to explore your interests, talents, and passions.
SCHS at a Glance
2014-15 School Profile
- Typical school hours: 7:15 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.
- Individual Apple iPad for every student
- Fully wireless campus
- On-site chapel
- Every classroom equipped with SMART Board or 60" Sony television for digital learning
- Over $900,000 given annually in scholarships and financial aid
- 545 students in seven grades
- 219 Middle School students
- 326 High School students
- 47% male, 53% female
- More than 35% students of color
- 70% of Middle School students on honor roll
- 73% of HS students on honor roll
- Average High School GPA: 3.23
- Average Composite ACT: 22.7
- 16:1 student/teacher ratio (both HS and MS)
- AP classes offered: English, Calculus, Macroeconomics, Biology, History
- More than 25 MS and HS clubs and activities
- 22 HS sports teams; 8 MS teams
For more information on St. Catherine's, or to schedule a Shadow Day so you can experience SC for yourself, contact Angie Peterson, Admissions Director, at 262-632-2785 ext. 429 or firstname.lastname@example.org.