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St. Alexander School

St. Alexander School is a coeducational private Catholic traditional school for students in grades Pre-K through 8.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Suburban

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Overview

Overview

St. Alexander School says

Our familiar red brick school became a reality due to the early dedicated parishoners who wanted a center of learning in a Christian atmosphere. The first record of formal teaching may be attributed to Anna E. Herr and Ellen Dalton, Catholic Instruction League teachers. They began catechism classes with a small group of children in 1921. As an integral part of St. Alexander Parish, St. Alexander Catholic School is dedicated to providing a Catholic education grounded in the Gospel message, in academic excellence and in the dignity of each individual.

Curriculum

Saint Alexander Catholic School's curriculum consists of Math, Language Arts, Social Studies, Science as its core subjects. Language Arts focuses on spelling, handwriting and language development in the earlier grades. Academic Associates, a phonetic reading program begins in Kindergarten and concludes in third grade. Accelerated Reader is available for all students in grade first through eighth grade. In the upper grades, emphasis is on vocabulary, reading and writing. Classical novel studies are present in grades 6,7 and 8. In 2015-2016, classical novels studies will occur in grades 3-8. The Faith and Life Series is the basis for our religious studies in the traditions of Catholicism. Students in grade 6 and 7 study from the Theology of the Body Program, as well as from the Chosen Program for Confirmation Preparation, which is in Eighth Grade. Latin is available to all students in grades 1-8. Physical Education is available everyday for students in grades 1-8 and twice a week for Kindergarten. Art and Music meet one time a week.

Mission Statement

Saint Alexander Catholic School and Parish Community are together as One Family dedicated to academic excellence building a foundation of faith, character and dignity grounded in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Three Justices of Saint Alexander Catholic School: God, Humanity and Nature 1. That what is owed to God The basic question of, "How can we help students move toward God? is an answered according to the structure put in place by the faculty of Saint Alexander Catholic School. "Joy is a gift from God. It fills us from within. It is like an anointing of the Spirit. And this joy is the certainty that Jesus is
with us and with the Father." -Pope Francis May, 10, 2013 Homily

  1. That what is owed to our Humanity (fellow man or woman) How can we help students give more to other people? In conjunction with the Justice of God, the student of Saint Alexander Catholic School will be exposed to Catholic Social Teachings for the less fortunate, most vulnerable, and the Catholic teachings on Respect for Life. " We need to bring the Gospel of life to the heart of every man and woman and to make it penetrate every part of society." - Pope Saint John Paul II Evangelium Vitae

  2. That what is owed to Nature How can we help students five what is owed to our environment? Integrating our structures with the values for God and Humanity, students of Saint Alexander Catholic School will have opportunities presented to them on how to respect the environment as a means of working on our salvation. "Our earth speaks to us, and we must listen if we want to survive." - Pope Benedict XVI July, 24, 2007

Finance

Finance

Private schools, including parochial and boarding, are funded through tuition and fees. The cost varies from school to school, but most families pay tuition to attend them. Many private schools offer financial aid or discounts, so it's worthwhile to ask about these options.

Admissions

Admissions
Website
  www.stalexanderschool.org

Academics

Academics

Academic Calendar: Trimester

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 148
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
Pre-K 29
Kindergarten 22
1 18
2 15
3 11
4 10
5 10
6 15
7 2
8 16

St. Alexander School's relatively variable enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing St. Alexander School's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 12 : 1
Gender 37% Male / 63% Female
Dress Code Uniform
Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 76%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2%
Multi-racial 2%
Hispanic/Latino 3%
Black or African American 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1%
Principal   Glenn Purpura

Extracurriculars

The following sports are available for students in grades 5-8: Cross Country Volleyball Basketball Track and Field Band is available for all students in grades 4-8. Keyboarding is available for all K-3 students. The school Choir is available for all students in grade 3-8. Knights for Life, a Pro-Life Organization is available to all students in grades 6-8.
  • Basketball
  • Choir
  • Community Service
  • Cross Country
  • Environmental Club/ Environmental Awareness Association
  • Student Council
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball

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