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Welcome to St. Boniface Catholic School!

Greetings! I am proud to share with you the good news about St. Boniface Catholic School. St. Boniface is a Pre-Kindergarten thru Grade 8 school that offers a solid academic curriculum, strong faith formation, and a family-like environment to its students. Established in 1871, St. Boniface School has been home to generations of families in its 140 year history and continues to welcome new members into our parish school and community.

We are a quality Catholic school whose mission statement is our guiding principle.

At St. Boniface we are grateful for the opportunity to work together as we create the best learning environment possible. Each experience we share is brought to life through our awareness of God’s presence and His wisdom guides our every effort. As we teach children 21st century skills through our academically challenging program, we encourage the discovery and self-expression of their God-given talents and gifts. We create, learn, live, love, laugh, and play in God’s image.

I invite you to visit St. Boniface School to see why “St. B is the place to be”.

Have a blessed day.

Peace & All Good.

Sr. Anna Flanigan

Principal


Academics

At St. Boniface we continually strive for academic excellence. We include Religion as one of our core subjects along with Math, Reading, Language Arts, Spelling, Science (including lab work), and Social Studies. Additionally, we offer, P.E., Music, Art, Spanish, and Hand Writing (K-3). Our standardized testing results are a testament to the quality of the education provided in the classroom. We have set up many means of communication to keep parents apprised of their child`s performance while at St. Boniface. At St. Boniface we recognize that we are a part of the Parish Community and invite parishioners to share their time and abilities in meaningful ways that are mutually beneficial.

Curriculum
St. Boniface School is a Pre-K through grade eight school. Our Preschool serves three and four year old children. At the preschool three year old students meet in morning or afternoon sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays; four year olds meet in morning or afternoon sessions on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Kindergarten, first, second, third, and fourth grades are self-contained classrooms and are in session Monday through Friday from 7:45 AM until 2:35 PM. Grades five through eight meet for the same time period but are completely departmentalized; students move between classrooms for instruction.

For more information on our curriculum, by subject area, click here.

Teacher/Parent Communication
Communication is essential to ensure your child`s success at St. Boniface. For this reason, we have annual parent/teacher conferences in November and parents are encouraged to request additional meetings with the teacher or principal as needed. On Fridays, a weekly newsletter will be sent home along with any other pertinent papers. Most teachers also send home the graded homework and classwork that you child did during the prior week. These steps enable you to stay abreast of the subject matter in each class and assess your child`s performance.

For more information contact St. Boniface School at (618) 656-6917.


Admissions

St. Boniface provides countless opportunities for your child’s spiritual, educational, and social development. We are proud of our long-standing tradition of faith-based education, quality instruction, social opportunities, and character enrichment for all students.

Admission Policy

Students entering kindergarten must have their fifth birthday on or before September 1 of the school year for which they seek enrollment. Students entering the first grade must have their sixth birthday on or before September of the school year for which they seek enrollment. St. Boniface School also requires that a student entering the first grade must have successfully completed one full year of kindergarten or comparable program.

The school serves parish families as classroom size permits. Schools of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield in Illinois, do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national and ethnic origin in administration of their educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

St. Boniface School’s policy on priority for admissions provides:

  1. Parishioner* applicants with siblings already enrolled in St. Boniface.
  2. Parishioner applicants.
  3. Non-parishioner applicants with siblings already enrolled in St. Boniface.
  4. Transfer students from other Catholic schools who are parishioners from other parishes.
  5. Transfer students from public schools who are parishioners of other parishes.
  6. Transfer students from other Catholic schools who are non-Catholic but Christian.
  7. Transfer students from public schools who are non-Catholic but Christian.
  8. Non-Parishioners who are not Christian.

* Parishioners are those persons who are registered with the parish, who faithfully participate in the sacramental life of the church and who assume responsibility for the ongoing support of the parish through stewardship of time, talent, and treasure.

Class Size

As recommended by the Diocese, and as adopted by the school board, the class size is limited to 30 students. In the event grades 1 and 2 are at capacity with 30 students each, both grades 1 and 2 will be provided a part-time educational assistant. In the event Kindergarten is at capacity with 30 students, a full-time educational assistant will be provided.