St. Mary Cathedral Elementary - Grades K-3
Message from Principal, Mrs. Kim Delaney
Welcome to St. Mary Cathedral School! We invite you to learn about our school where teachers, support staff, parents and the community work together to educate the whole child – spiritually, intellectually, physically, and socially. Christ is at the center of all we do. Students learn to treat each other with respect, to be responsible, and to be safe as we do our best every day to follow the example of Jesus in our lives. Parent commitment is a valued part of our educational process as we work together to provide a positive, nurturing, student-centered environment. Our team works to ensure that we are helping our children learn the skills to become leaders for tomorrow in our faith, our community, and our world. We provide a strong academic and faith foundation that will help each student meet their full potential and find success.
Students learn the academic and social skills necessary to become independent, responsible, life-long learners with a strong faith in God. We are a state accredited school, and as such we teach the standards required by the state of Indiana and we work to provide enrichment beyond those core standards. Students learn to fully participate in their faith by helping to prepare and lead the weekly Liturgies and daily prayers. They participate in Adoration, Reconciliation, special prayer services, and learn to help others through acts of charity and service. We are fortunate to have involved priests in our parish who visit the classroom weekly to teach and to provide an opportunity for our students to ask questions as they learn about our Catholic traditions. At St. Mary, we understand the importance of a well-rounded education. Our students participate in Physical Education and Music classes twice weekly, and Art, Guidance, and Technology classes are offered each week. Extra-curricular offerings include Scouts, Chess Club, Bricks4Kidz, KidzArt, and basketball. There is something for everyone!
Thank you for your interest in our school. Please feel free to visit our campus anytime. We look forward to meeting you and answering any questions you may have.
Mrs. Kim Delaney, Principal
|Description||St. Mary Cathedral School provides a quality Catholic education for students in kindergarten through Grade 3 in a safe and supportive environment conducive to learning.|
|Enrollment||142 students in kindergarten through 3rd grade.|
|Administration||Mrs. Kim Delaney, Principal
Rev. Anthony Rowland, Pastor
|Faculty||Principal, 11 classroom teachers, physical education teacher, music teacher, resource room, computer lab, counselor, Title I and enrichment. Classroom Teachers – 50% have Master’s degrees and all are State Certified.|
|Students||Student/teacher ratio is 21:1. Students come from the surrounding parishes in the Greater Lafayette area. Open to non-Catholic students.|
First Class Accreditation by the State of Indiana
Member of Indiana Non-Public Education Association (INPEA)
Member of National Catholic Education Association (NCEA)
|Indiana State ranking of Exemplary Progress, highest ranking under the State of Indiana’s accountability system for K-12.|
|Daily Schedule||Classes begin at 8:00 a.m. and dismiss at 3:00 p.m.|
|Spiritual Growth||Religious instruction in the Catholic Faith, daily prayer, Holy Mass twice a week, Sacramental Preparation in liturgical celebrations, Altar Servers, Family Life program, and Service Projects.|
|Curriculum||State-approved curriculum: Language Arts, Phonics, Math, Social Studies, Science, Penmanship, Art, Music, Physical Education, Substance Abuse, and AIDS Education. Basics skills are reinforced through the use of computers.|
|Enrichment||Education Fair: Science & History, Media; Field Trips, Educational Contests, Music, Choir, Special Assemblies, Christian Schools Spelling and Math Competition, Annual Fall and Spring Music programs.|
|Technology||Computer Lab with 24 student IBM computers and 2-3 IBM computers in each classroom. Curriculum includes keyboarding, MS Application exposure, Kidspiration, Kid Pix, Internet use and safety. Automated Library System.|
|Special Services||Student Guidance Counselor, Greater Lafayette Area Special Services, Speech Therapist, Health Programs and Testing, Parent Volunteer Program, Remedial and Enrichment Programs, Circle of Grace, Title I Reading.|
|Extra-Curriculars||Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts|
|Athletics||Intramural Basketball — Grades 1-3 Boys & Girls
Soccer—Boys and Girls through local Soccer programs
Little Gridiron Football—Grade 3
|Transportation||No Catholic School System bus system. The Lafayette School Corporation provides public school bus transportation in some areas of Lafayette. Call (765) 449-3293 for more information. Carpooling assistance is provided by the school office by providing names of families living in your general neighborhood.|
|Extended Care||St. Mary’s After School Care at St. Mary School
Monday—Friday 3:00 – 5:30 p.m.
YWCA and YMCA provide bus service to and from St. Mary’s for their after school programs.
|Parents||St. Mary/St. Boniface PTO. Projects are fundraising and social in nature including the Fall Festival, movie nights, teacher appreciation luncheons, etc.|