Welcome to Good Shepherd Catholic School - Shepherding in the Light of Christ

Good Shepherd Catholic School is accredited by the National Federation of Non-Public School State Accrediting Association (an association recognized by and in good standing with the state of Missouri).

 

Please inquire about our several tuition scholarships available; Alive in Christ, Catholic Families Tuition Assistance and Parish Tuition Assistance.

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MISSION STATEMENT

 

A Catholic community dedicated to academic excellence and lifelong discipleship in Christ!

 

 

Guiding Faith

Good Shepherd Catholic School is a Catholic community, enriched by faith and tradition. Good Shepherd Catholic School welcomes and respects children of all faiths.  

Catholic identity reflected

Faith development for all age levels

Christ-centered sacramental programs

Daily shared prayer for students, faculty and parents

All full-time faculty have religious certification

Faculty prayer day

Welcome students and families of all faiths

Sacrament of Reconciliation celebrated several times during the school year

Participation in monthly First Friday Adoration, prayer services and liturgies

 

Nurturing Families

Educators and parents collaborating to provide students with opportunities to develop their gifts and talents for intellectual, moral, social, and physical development.

Committed Home and School Association

Tuition assistance

Dedicated volunteers for school activities and fundraisers

Student/Parish CAC sports

Student/Parish Scouting organizations

Parent/Teacher conferences

Family Advent Evening

Hot lunches prepared onsite

Continuous communication between faculty and parents through Thursday folder, e-mail,  phone and meetings

Parent/Parishioner Education Commission

Oasis volunteers at the primary level

Archdiocesan Parent Coalition meetings for Grades K, 3 and 6

Extended care service for families

Safe Touch Program Grades K-8

 

Encouraging Innovation

A dedicated and competent faculty develops the school’s curriculum to address the differentiated learning needs of the students.

Multi-age classrooms

Extended calendar school year

Favorable student-teacher ratio

Faculty attend professional growth activities

Junior Achievement Program

DARE Program

Innovative PE and Health program

Integrated computer program

Computer lab available for  teacher/student use four days a week

Onsite Conservation garden/Frontier program

 

Inspiring Excellence

Students are encouraged to grow to their potential using their gifts and talents to serve others and to meet the challenges of a changing world.

Phonics and literature-based reading

Broad range of social studies and science

Caught Being Christian program rewards excellence in behavior

Students participate in art and writing contests

Class field trips

Regional academic competitions

Spelling and Geography Bees

Students with IEP’s given accommodations

International Day presentation with guest speaker

Red Ribbon Leadership training  for grades 5-8

Bellarmine Speech League

SMART Boards in Grades 5-8

All full-time faculty have state education certification

 

Promoting Service

With parents modeling stewardship for their children, the students willingly and joyfully participate in student-driven service activities appropriate for their age level.  

Thanksgiving canned food drive

Charities benefit from “out of uniform” days

Students volunteer at the auction

PreK collect monetary donations for Birthright

 Students participate in St. Jude Math-a-thon

Students raise funds through Jump Rope for Heart

Students prepare the weekly all-school Mass

Students are altar servers

Students serve on the Principal’s Council and assist as needed

Student Ambassadors selected by the faculty to promote the school

Students participate in Catholic Schools Week Sunday Masses

Upper grades manage the recycle program on a daily basis

 

 

 

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