On the very day the parish was established, Fr. Phillips told his small congregation that in ten years he envisioned that our parish would found a Catholic school…His vision became a reality in August of 1994. Following the tenth anniversary celebration of the parish the previous year, it was determined in October of 1993 that the work of establishing a school would start – initially a small one – to begin the following year. In August 1994 we opened our doors to students in kindergarten through third grade, with an enrollment of sixty-six children. Initially, our teaching staff was comprised of the School Sisters of St. Francis.
As the years progressed, lay teachers were added to supplement our growing student population, with the addition of another grade each year. In 1996, the year in which fifth grade was added, we also began a class for pre-kindergarten students. Our first eighth grade class graduated in the millennial year of 2000. After a few years of having graduating eighth graders, it was decided to take the huge step of establishing a high school, and the ground breaking for a large addition took place on August 15, 2003, with the Superintendent of Catholic Schools and Bishop Bernard Popp taking part in the ceremony.
Our inaugural freshman class began in August 2004, and each year saw the addition of another grade until our high school was complete. The first two high school classes graduated in 2008 and 2009. Now an institution comprised of more than four hundred students, it is possible for a child beginning in pre-kindergarten to receive fourteen years of excellent Catholic and classical education.2005 & 2006 saw a steady expansion of the school, as our construction project was well under way. Included in the project was an extension of the existing church building, which more than doubled the seating capacity, allowing for the seating for the expanding student body.In March 16, 2006, Archbishop Gomez blessed the new school building. The students presented him with cards, and greeted him with enthusiastic applause in the new school gymnasium.