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Upcoming Events

8th Grade Retreat
Date: 8/26/2016
Faith Formation: Confirmation Retreat
Date: 8/26/2016
Location: Sky Ranch, Van Texas
All School Mass - St. Monica Feast Day Celebration @ Mass
Date: 8/26/2016, 8 AM
Location: St. Monica Church
8th Grade Retreat
Date: 8/27/2016
Faith Formation: Confirmation Retreat
Date: 8/27/2016
Location: Sky Ranch, Van Texas
8th Grade Retreat
Date: 8/28/2016
Faith Formation: Confirmation Retreat
Date: 8/28/2016
Location: Sky Ranch, Van Texas
School Pictures Grades 5 - 8
Date: 8/30/2016, 11 AM 12 PM
Band Parent Meeting
Date: 8/30/2016, 6 PM
Location: Cafeteria
School Pictures - Grades K through 4
Date: 8/31/2016

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Mission Statement

Mission
 
The mission of St. Monica Catholic School is the development of the whole child by fostering the love of God, respect for self and others, and belief in gospel values, according to Roman Catholic principles, in an atmosphere of academic excellence.
 
It is the mission of our school to encourage self-confidence and school pride in a culturally diverse community, through a caring and disciplined partnership of Church, school and home.
 
It is the mission of our school to graduate students who are knowledgeable in the Catholic faith, academically prepared to continue their education, and ready to be the future of our Church, community and country.


Philosophy

The philosophy of St. Monica Catholic School is based upon a call to attend to the spiritual, emotional, intellectual, social, and physical needs of our students.
 
We seek to provide an educational program that challenges and nurtures each child's distinctive abilities.
 
We believe that the success of each child is enhanced by the collaboration of parents, faculty and staff working in a positive and trusting framework.


Facts at a Glance
  • The School: St. Monica is a ministry of St. Monica parish. It is a co-educational Blue Ribbon School accredited by the Texas Education Association and the Texas Catholic Conference Education Department.
  • Grades: PK3 to 8th Grade (including both Developmental Kindergarten and Kindergarten).
  • Enrollment: 854 (90% Catholic)
  • Faculty / Student Ratio: 1:11
  • Mascot: Bearcats
Average Class Size:
  • Preschool: 18 (with a teacher and an aide in each classroom)
  • Developmental Kindergarten: 18 (with an aide)
  • Kindergarten: 18 (with two aides for the grade)
  • First Grade: 20 (with an aide for the grade)
  • Second - Eighth Grade: 22
  • Middle School Math Classes: 18
Classes Per Grade:
  • Preschool Threes - 1 class
  • Preschool Fours- 2 classes
  • Developmental Kindergarten - 1 class
  • Kindergarten - 8th grade - 4 classes per grade
  • Middle School Math & Language Arts: 5 classes per grade


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Saint of the Month

Philip Neri
May Saint of the Month
The saint of the month of May is Philip Neri. Philip Neri was born in Florence, Italy on July 21, 1515. Around the age of 18, Philip headed to Rome, tutored two boys, attended the university, and lived in a small attic. During his free time, Philip prayed in the churches and catacombs of Rome. Philip sold books and was a lay minister for the next 13 years. Philip wanted young men to practice their faith and love doing it.  He taught young men about his faith. They would gather in the afternoons for discussions, and spiritual talks.  Philip was said to be an enjoyable, likeable person who had many friends. People loved Philip’s personality, and they persuaded him to become an ordained priest. Some future saints who Philip advised include; Ignatius of Loyola, Francis de Sales, Charles Borromeo, and Camillus de Lellis. Philip was often called the “Second Apostle of Rome.” Philip Neri died on May 26, 1595. He is the patron saint of Rome. Philip Neri is celebrated on his feast day, May 26.
 
The fruit we ought to get from prayer is to do what is pleasing to the Lord.

If you wish to go to extremes, let it be in sweetness, patience, humility and charity.