Saint Alexis Catholic School

Dec14 NC web banner-4You’ll Find a Welcoming, Caring and Nurturing World of Education at Saint Alexis

All you need to do is step onto the Saint Alexis grounds and you’ll immediately be welcomed and feel the sincere caring and nurturing environment that exists for students and their parents. A faith-based environment that is celebrating its 50th year of giving their students the best intellectual, spiritual, physical, emotional, and social environment as possible, resulting in a lasting moral and academic foundation, within the curriculum, through prayer, service, self-discipline, individual self-worth, and a positive attitude towards others.

“We know that we have good thing going here,” explains principal, Jim Correll, “and we are all dedicated to keeping it going, fostering a truly nurturing environment for young people to grow and learn. We have exceptional teachers and staff that are highly-regarded by students, parents and colleagues and their heartfelt devotion spreads out through the students in academics, athletics, extra-curricular activities, service outreach and much more to bring us all together as a caring community.”

In academics, Saint Alexis takes STEM to a new level called STREAM for Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Arts and Math. This curriculum is filled with innovate programs, exercise, projects and mobile device applications designed to make learning fun while keeping students focused and involved. “For example,” continues Correll, “part of ‘Arts’ is Language Arts where students use online writing applications which has led to students publishing poems and winning essay contests; demonstrating the integrated blend of technology, science and arts that leads to positive outcomes for our students.”

Award-winning athletics and extra-curricular activities are also where students excel and succeed including Diocesan championships for basketball, cross-country, and soccer. They also have a youth choir, a forensics team, band, cheerleading, Girl and Cub Scouts and are part of the North Pittsburgh Iron Men football team.

In addition, there are at least one to two service outreach projects a month, including raising funds for charities, selling pies for Little Sisters of the Poor, creating awareness and support for cancer patients, collecting clothing for the homeless and many, many other service projects.

“But most importantly,” says Correll, “this outreach begins right here amongst our own students. It’s great to see the students be so welcoming, kind and inclusive to the new students that have transferred to us. It is amazing to see these new students join in, open-up, and begin to blossom again. One parent even came up to me after only a few weeks since her daughter joined us and said, ‘thank you for giving me my daughter back. She’s happy again for the first time in years’. It’s such a great testimonial to all of us here at Saint Alexis.”

Saint Alexis maintains a family atmosphere throughout every aspect of the school. Correll points out, “Basically, sending your child to Saint Alexis is like sending your child into an extension of your own family where education is the cornerstone.”

Saint Alexis accepts students from kindergarten through the 8th grade, preparing students to reach high levels of academic excellence and moral fortitude as they go on to their high school and college and become our future leaders.

To experience and learn more about the incredible education, activities and the impressive, nurturing environment that encourages young ones to grow, schedule a tour of Saint Alexis Catholic School in Wexford. For details, go to their website at http://stalexis.org.