O'Fallon Progress

St. Clare Catholic School to host open house, kindergarten registration

St. Clare Catholic School and its Good Shepherd Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten program invite people interested in learning more about the school to an open house from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 28 at St. Clare School. Kindergarten registration for 2018-19 also will be held at that time.

Come meet members of our St. Clare family — teachers, parents, students, School Board members and administration — and tour the school building to learn more about the quality Catholic education the school provides. The St. Clare Parents and Friends Club will host a reception.

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St. Clare School is located at 214 W. Third St. by the old St. Clare Church in downtown O’Fallon and instructs students in grades K-8 at that location.

St. Clare School offers the Good Shepherd program for children ages 3-5 in the Good Shepherd Center at St. Nicholas Parish. Younger children and their mothers enjoy a playgroup through Good Shepherd.

The open house will be especially helpful for parents considering enrolling their children in pre-school, pre-K or kindergarten for the upcoming year.

Tour the new addition, which features a modern science lab, an expanded computer room and library and other new classrooms and offices. A visit wouldn’t be complete without seeing the expanded music rooms, the prayer space, art room and high school youth room, which is also used for retreats for the grade school students.

In addition, St. Clare School will celebrate Catholic Schools Week Jan. 28-Feb. 3 with a number of activities for students, teachers, parents, alumni, staff and parishes. This year’s theme is “Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.”

The week ends with a pancake breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon on Sunday, Feb. 4, in the school cafeteria and gym. Everyone is invited to attend the breakfast, which is hosted by St. Clare Parents and Friends. Tickets will be available at the door.

For more information, contact St. Clare School at 618-632-6327 or Good Shepherd Preschool at 618-726-6532.