A.  History

St. Stanislaus School was founded around the year 1882 by Father Hukestein. Construction on a new church was begun on September 7, 1881, and it seems likely that on completion of this structure, the old church was used as the first school. On September 14, 1898, a new school building was constructed with living quarters on the second floor for the Ursuline Sisters. In 1958, a new school and convent was built to take care of the educational needs of a growing community. In 1978, an addition was built to the school consisting of two classrooms, a library, a cafeteria, and a multi-purpose building. This same year, families from St. Margaret’s Parish joined our school community. St. Stanislaus began a kindergarten in 1990 and an extended care/after school program in 1993. In 1997, a major expansion project was completed which included seven new classrooms and administrative offices. Major renovations to the existing school, cafeteria, and gym were also completed. In 2002, a new addition was opened consisting of a fine arts wing and kindergarten classroom.

B.  Mission Statement

St. Stanislaus School is committed to providing a strong Catholic education that is rooted in the Gospel of Jesus Christ and prepares students to live a life of faith, service, integrity, and leadership. The school endeavors to educate the whole child by developing the spiritual, emotional, social, intellectual, moral, and physical needs of the students.
(Revised May 2013)

C.  School Philosophy

It is the goal of the school to help prepare students for Christian living in this world. The school helps the students in preparing for life in the acquiring of the proper Christian attitudes and relationships in regard to family, community, work, country, and recreation. The school tries to inspire all students to feel good about themselves and others, to prepare to take a place in society where they can contribute to the betterment of others by their Christian leadership.

To keep abreast of technological advances, the school needs the continued financial support of the community. Parental support is vital in maintaining the high level of technology education.

Just as Jesus Christ was the greatest teacher of all, St. Stanislaus too, will try to maintain and build upon his morals and values.

D.  Development of the Whole Child

St. Stanislaus endeavors to educate the whole child, by developing the spiritual, social/emotional, intellectual, moral and physical needs of the students. Leadership is also included as a skill set for development of the whole child. The following are some of the ways the school meets these needs.

1.  Spiritual

  • Group and individual prayer
  • Daily class prayers
  • Weekly liturgies
  • Weekly all-school prayer services
  • Preparation and participation in liturgies
  • Paraliturgical services–Living Rosary, Stations of the Cross, Advent Wreath
  • Gospel values presented through a well-planned religious curriculum
  • Visits to classes by priest
  • Preparation for the reception of the Sacraments of Eucharist and Reconciliation

2.  Social/Emotional

  • Child oriented atmosphere
  • Positive behavior
  • Discipline plan which maintains the dignity of the child
  • Meetings with parents of students experiencing problems to affect resolution

3.  Intellectual

  • Aesthetic development encouraged
  • Needs of the exceptional child addressed
  • Sequential development of the curriculum
  • Use of multi-media and technological resources
  • Use of community resources
  • High academic expectations

4.  Moral

  • Positive values and behavior reinforced
  • Pride in self and heritage
  • Choices in the light of the Gospel values
  • Family values promoted
  • Team play and fair play encouraged
  • Encouragement of values concerning Christian sexuality

5.  Physical

  • Cooperation and good sportsmanship stressed
  • Encouragement of participation
  • Encouragement to exercise for fitness
  • Personal hygiene
  • Development of skills during physical education class
  • Encouragement of values in their physical development

6.  Leadership

  • Opportunities to participate in leadership roles to further develop skills