A ST. ROCH EDUCATION

St. Roch embraces the principles of academic excellence, faith, discipline, and service while offering an affordable education for children in preschool through eighth grade.


ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

St. Roch’s demanding curriculum provided an outstanding academic foundation for our daughter, Kate, to succeed in high school. She is well prepared for the challenging advanced courses she chooses to take at Viz and continues to succeed academically.
— Amy, St. Roch Parent
 

St. Roch delivers the knowledge, understanding, and skills needed for our students to succeed later in life and the results can best be seen in our graduates. 

According to standardized test results from the 2015-16 school year, the graduating class of 2016 achieved a National Percentage Ranking (NPR) of 90% overall on the Iowa Test of Basic Skills, a nationally standardized achievement test for K-12 students.

NPR indicates the status or relative standing of a student in comparison to other students. The scale ranges from 1 to 99 and indicates the percentage of students who earned higher or lower test scores. For example, if a student earned a percentile rank of 90, it means that he/she scored better than 90 percent of the students in the norm group, and that 10 percent scored as well or better.

In addition, graduating eighth grade students are almost guaranteed admittance to their high school of choice, thanks in part to St. Roch’s reputation for rigorous academics and outstanding character development.


DIVERSITY

We are artists and musicians. We are creative. We are loving. We are intelligent. We are unique. We are inclusive. We are independent.
We are St. Roch.
— Sixth Grade Students
 

St. Roch benefits from a diverse, dynamic and dedicated student body. Our students come from more than 20 different zip codes throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area and represent many different backgrounds, religions, and races. This diversity adds to the richness and uniqueness of our school.


values

I send my children to St. Roch because I believe education is more than just academics (although those are excellent too!). I want my children to be taught the same values as we try to teach at home of kindness, respect, and generosity.
— Katy, St. Roch Parent
 

St. Roch is about more than just test scores and academics. We strive to develop the whole person. Our students gain the skills and values needed to achieve both in and out of the classroom. We encourage mentoring among students, particularly between the lower and upper grades. St. Roch graduates enter high school as confident and compassionate young men and women.



OUR STUDENTS

 

 

OUR VisION

Teaching is our ministry. Jesus is our model. Children are our passion. Transformed lives are our product. And heaven is our goal. This is the essence of a St. Roch education.
— Adapted from, Teaching Like Jesus, La Verne Telbert

 

St. Roch School is a learning community for students from preschool through eighth grade which is owned and operated by St. Roch Parish in the Archdiocese of St. Louis.  The school is dedicated to continuing the mission of Jesus Christ in educating young people in the ways of Christian living and preparing them spiritually, academically, emotionally, and physically for Christian living in the 21st century.  Through an education that is superior in every facet, the school promotes the spirituality of its students while providing an excellent academic program.

 
Dr. Mark Gilligan, Principal

Dr. Mark Gilligan, Principal

 

St. Roch students treat each other and the adults in the community with the respect that is due all, because all are created in the image of God.  The students, who form a very diverse community, are accepting of others’ differences.  They are encouraged to explore God’s creation, to follow their natural curiosity and to develop their creativity in a safe and nurturing environment.

St. Roch teachers are dedicated to educating their students in all aspects of Christian living.  They accept their responsibility as the spiritual leaders of their classrooms and strive to build their students’ relationships with Jesus through prayer, teaching, and modeling.  They embrace leadership roles within the school community and teach the students to do the same.  They are dedicated to a lifetime of learning and instill the same love of learning in their students.  St. Roch teachers use the combination of a rigorous, well-aligned curriculum and technology to creatively empower students with the necessary technological and critical thinking skills to succeed in their world. 

Together the students, teachers, parents, staff and administration come together to form a St. Roch family that is founded on Jesus Christ and the teachings of the Church.  It is a community that is steeped in tradition and is devoted to faith, service, discipline and excellence in education.