Back in School

Back in school

Pope Francis offers a guide to Catholic education when he urges us to create the material and spiritual conditions for young people's full...

Lisa Johnston | lisajohnston@archstl.org
Corey Quinn, a graduate of DeSmet Jesuit High School, is the school’s new president. He joked with Jamel Scott on pizza day in the cafeteria.

Meghan Bohac, Corey Quinn and Jennifer Sudekum felt a sense of excitement upon entering high school for the first time.

New experiences,...

Ronke Faleti, left, read a brochure about St. Francis Cabrini Academy while her son, Fisayo Faleti, age 3, talked with Amanda Calascibetta, a parent at the consolidated school supported by 11 parishes in south St. Louis. School parents staffed a booth at the Festival of Nations in Tower Grove Park, providing festival-goers with background on the school.

With their two children in tow, Ronke and Yinka Faleti stopped by the St. Frances Cabrini booth at the Festival of Nations in Tower Grove Park Aug...

Below is a list of new principals, presidents and coordinators of religious education at elementary schools, high schools and parish schools of...

Marianist Father Richard Wosman chatted with seniors in an unstructured study hall Aug. 31 at the high school. Fr. Wosman is the new president of John F. Kennedy Catholic High School in Manchester. He previously was the president of Central Catholic High School in San Antonio.

A native of St. Louis, he has been a teacher, coach/director, campus minister and school administrator during his career in secondary Catholic education. He began at St. Mary's High School in south St. Louis as an English teacher and served St. John Vianney High School in Kirkwood as principal then president from 1994-2002. 

Teak Phillips | teakphillips@stlouisreview.com | @TeakPhillips

With declining numbers among priests and religious, the trend has been toward the laity taking administrative leadership positions in Catholic...

Kelly Baker, center, STEM instructor at Queen of All Saints School, worked with Rachel Finder, right, and other students in the new Cathy Coughlin Computer Lab at the school. The lab was created with a bequest from the estate of Coughlin, who passed away in April 2015.

Motivating the sixth-grade students for the newly added STEM class at Queen of All Saints School was no problem for Kelly Baker early on a Tuesday...

Frontenac mayor Keith Krieg read a proclamation at a celebration marking the beginning of the school year at St. Joseph's Academy. The all-girls school, sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, marked its 175th anniversary by ringing the school chapel bell, which hasn't sounded since the 1960s.

St. Joseph's Academy officially rang in the school year on a Friday morning in late August.

"Literally," as student council president Marcy...