Each new year, Catholic schools nationwide celebrate the excellence and value of a Catholic education, and the benefits they bring to their surroundings. The city’s only Catholic School will mark the event with special events and an Open House. This year, from Jan. 29 to Feb. 4, St. Lawrence School will again participate, taking part in various activities throughout the week, including an open house for those interested in this academic option.
St. Lawrence School opened in 1917, and is currently celebrating its 105th year providing Catholic and academic education to children in West Haven and the surrounding area.
“Started by the Rev. Jeremiah Curtin and three Sisters of St. Joseph, the school flourished and expanded throughout the years. The main goal has always been to care for the spiritual and intellectual education of children,” a school press release noted.
Today, the school is the only Catholic grammar school in the city, and continues to offer the type of moral and academic education expected by those parents who send their children.
“Committed teachers work in a supportive environment with active parents to teach the whole child – academically, spiritually and socially. Smaller student populations enable teachers to focus on the needs of their students,” the press release reads.
The week’s activities in the school provide an opportunity for the students to join in the celebration. Plans include “Special Person’s Day,” pajama picnic and a movie, BINGO, and Valentine card-making for a convalescent home. On Thursday, Feb. 2, there will be an open house from 9-10:30 a.m. and 6-7:30 p.m., for parents/guardians interested in this education option for their child. Tours of the school will be available.
Those interested in investigating the St. Lawrence School experience can call (203) 933-2518, or visit during the open house on Feb. 2. at 231 Main St.