Today’s St. Andrew Catholic School students are part of a long tradition of Catholic education in St. Andrew Parish. Those early Catholics wanted and asked for their own parish, and Saint Andrew Church began in 1886.
In 1897 St. Andrew Catholic School began as the Academy of the Holy Names, founded by the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM). Since the school’s foundation, a Sister of the Holy Names has served as principal. The charism of Blessed Marie Rose Durocher, foundress of the SNJM community, is one of education in the faith and the full development of the human person.
The mission, philosophy and vision statements today reiterate the original mission of the school: excellent Catholic education of children so that they will become competent and productive adults who make ethical and moral decisions and contribute meaningfully to society.
The Annual Giving Campaign is our formal appeal for funds which helps us to continue our wonderful faith tradition of Catholic education at Saint Andrew School.
Gifts to the Annual Giving Campaign are welcome year-round, and all gifts are equally appreciated any time during the year. Donors are encouraged to use the pre-addressed calendar envelopes to submit contributions to St. Andrew Catholic School at the end of each month. Some donors prefer to send in their gifts seasonally (like Christmas or Easter) quarterly, semi annually, or annually.
Each and every contribution, in any amount, enables us to continue our mission of providing the best in Catholic education.
Contributions to the Annual Giving Campaign help to:
- Ensure that the cost of quality, Catholic education at our school remains affordable
- Support scholarships and tuition assistance, a special need during these difficult economic times
- Increase the availability and use of computers and technology
- Maintain fair and equitable salaries for our dedicated and gifted teachers and staff
- Fund new educational programs
- Provide resources for our Arts & Cultural Arts Education Program
Doubling Your Contribution with a Matching Gift
A Matching Gift is a contribution that is made by your employer and can double your contribution.
There are many companies that match the financial contributions their employees make to a nonprofit agency, like Saint Andrew School. Please check with your employer to see if your company offers a Matching Gift Program.