Dear Prospective Parent,
Thank you for your interest in St.Rose School. If you decide to join our community, I promise that our faculty and staff will do their very best to see that your children are happy, successful, and well-prepared for high school.
St. Rose is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and the Western Catholic Education Association. Our teachers are experienced, credentialed professionals. Their commitment to developing the whole child allows for strong curriculum continuity along with academic and emotional support for each learner. Most of our graduates leave St. Rose reading several years above grade level and are proficient with Common Core math standards. In addition to a well-rounded curriculum that includes reading, math, English, spelling, social studies, science, P.E., art, music and Spanish, students are also instructed in the tenets of the Catholic faith. Catholic/Christian morality permeates our school day and is best summarized in the first line of our school’s philosophy which states that “God loves each of us and our loving response to God leads to a more fulfilling life.” Students attend Mass at school once a month.
Students begin using computers in Kindergarten. The media teacher provides instruction aimed at increasing productivity on the computer. There are sets of chrome books that can be used in the classrooms and each 7th and 8th grader is provided with an iMac Air laptop. Upper grade students become proficient in using Google Classroom Tools to enhance instruction and manage their assignments. Classrooms are equipped with state of the art interactive whiteboards, laser projectors, document cameras, and sound systems.
We believe that every child can be a leader. There are a wide variety of opportunities for our students to develop this potential. Students have jobs within their classrooms and many students have extra responsibilities such as maintaining the school marquee, raising the flag, and preparing the gym for music class. We have a very active Student Council that provides service to the school, leads morning assemblies, and provide monthly fun days. Students also hold positions of leadership on their sports teams, in the Spring Musical, and in the Science Lab.
Extra Curricular Enrichment
St. Rose offers a wide variety of extra-curricular activities including after school sports, drama, instrumental band, and Spanish. The YMCA runs our extended daycare program that is open until 6:00 PM each evening. There is a separate program for the Kindergartners who need after school care. It includes craft activities, games and outdoor play and is open until 5:00 PM.
Spirit of Community
St. Rose students learn in the midst of a Catholic faith community where faculty, staff, students and parents know and care for each other. We insist that our students use good manners and treat each other with kindness and respect. At St. Rose, everybody knows your name and children do not “slip through the cracks.”
If you would like to observe our program first hand, I invite you to accompany me on a school tour. Tours take place on the first Thursday of each month at 9:00 AM or by appointment. Please call us if you would like to take a tour.
I know that you have a lot of choices for your child’s education. Thank you for your interest in St. Rose School.
Kathy Ryan, School Principal