I am often asked, "Why should I send
my child to the Catholic Schools?" I have several
answers to that question. Some relate to academics,
but most are school climate. So here are my top ten
reasons to send your child to our Catholic Schools:
- 10. Starting
Early: In the Pacelli Catholic Elementary
building, we offer three- and four-year-old
preschool programs. Research has shown that starting
your child early gives them a much needed head-
start on their schooling.
- 9. Family
Atmosphere: Our school climate fosters an
atmosphere of acceptance, consideration and
- 8. Activities:
Students at Pacelli Catholic are involved in many
activities: drama, journalism, yearbook, student
council, student ambassadors, sports, music,
community service and more. Of our students in
grades 7-12, 90% are involved because they can
be--there is always room for them on a team.
- 7. Academic
Quality: We give standardized tests at
every grade level. Our students perform consistently
above average. For example, last year's 5th grade
students, on average, scored approximately two grade
levels above in Reading, Math, Language Arts, and
almost three grade levels above in Science.
- 6. Challenging
Curriculum: When students graduate from
our school system they are ready for the rigors of
college. We offer classes such as Statistics,
Humanities, Shakespeare, and Physics. We evaluate
courses on a yearly basis insisting on high
standards for our curriculum.
- 5. Safety:
Our students feel safe on our campus and in our
classrooms. Respect is a core value of our school
which we instill in every classroom.
- 4. Small Classes:
Because of our small classes, our students receive
more individualized attention. Students don't fall
through the cracks and can't be uninvolved.
- 3. Quality of
Teachers: Our certified teachers go above
and beyond to help your child grow and learn. Many
of our teachers have Master's Degrees or have
furthered their educational pursuits.
- 2. Mass:
Every week our students go to the church for Mass.
This hour is well spent with spiritual songs, quiet
reflection, and guidance on how to live your life as
- 1. Values and
Morals: The ideals you teach at home are
reinforced by our staff and teachers. You, as
parents, are the primary teachers of your children.
We work together with you to strengthen the moral
and spiritual foundation of your children.
As you look over this website,
you will understand that we strive to do our very
best for every child—every day.
Principal Pacelli Catholic Elementary School
Director of Admissions