2015 High School Nights schedule

Below is a list of High School Nights in the Archdiocese of St. Louis. For more information, visit the archdiocesan Office of Catholic Education's website:

Open Houses at the high schools will be held Sunday, November 8, 2015. For a listing of times, please see

All High School Nights begin promptly at 7 p.m.

Gift funds STEM lab at St. John Vianney High School

Schools throughout the archdiocese have established STEM labs in recent years. Last year, for example, a lab opened at St. Francis Borgia Regional High School.

The science, technology, engineering and math curriculum at St. John Vianney High School received a boost this summer as work was completed on four new science labs that will be the foundation of an enhanced STEM curriculum. The school dedicated the new labs Aug. 26 at the school in Kirkwood.

St. Catherine Laboure's parish school of religion commences as "holy chaos"

Gwen Fisch, left, introduced herself to classmates at the opening meeting of the fourth-grade Parish School of Religion class at St. Catherine Laboure Parish in Sappington.

By all means, it was "holy chaos" at St. Catherine Laboure's parish school of religion last week.

It was the first Monday night back to school for more than 250 students in grades one through eight. One evening a week, from now until the end of the school year, these students will take time away from their busy schedule at their public schools and devote themselves to learning more about their Catholic faith. They'll use that to develop a relationship with Jesus throughout all facets of their lives.

Editorial | Educate me, please

Pope Francis offers a guide to Catholic education when he urges us to create the material and spiritual conditions for young people's full development. This will give them a solid basis on which to build their lives; guaranteeing their safety and their education will help them to be everything they can be, the pope explains.

With the help of many, many parishioners and others, that is what Catholic educators are doing in the Archdiocese of St. Louis. The key is the help they receive.

A sense of excitement for alumni administrators

Lisa Johnston |
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, new classmates, new friends -- from different areas, whether from St. Louis City or somewhere in St. Louis County.

And at fabulous locations, too -- De Smet Jesuit for Quinn in 1986, St. Joseph's Academy for Sudekum in 1989 and Notre Dame for Bohac in 1994. Much different from grade school.

"Compared to grade school, this is a huge facility," Bohac said. "There's more space. More classrooms. More teachers. More students. So many things are bigger."

St. Frances Cabrini parents are big-time boosters

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. 30 and picked up a brochure. They inquired about the aftercare program, transportation options and how long the school has been in existence.

Amanda Calascibetta and Maricela Garduno answered their questions and added how pleased they are that their own children attend the diverse, multi-parish school with a rigorous, comprehensive curriculum and strong faith formation.

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