"We have had numerous examples surface over the years that renew our decision to send our children to SPPCS: our girls singing church hymns while playing; our son silently praying during a hospital trip; the constant loving interaction with teachers. But none were as great as the outpouring of support, love, and genuine concern we received after our son's health emergency in October. Words cannot express the comfort that we felt, knowing that we had an entire community praying for us. Where else can you get such assistance, in addition to an excellent education? The rewards of an SPPCS Catholic education definitely outway the sacrifices."
The Range Family
“As the song says, ‘a few of our favorite things’ about SPPCS are the caring atmosphere, the challenging academic environment, and the nurturing of Faith throughout all that the children learn. Our children are thriving in a loving learning environment, and we are thrilled with this choice for a school. It's terrific to have happy kids come home each day!”
The Flack Family
"This only being the first year at SPPCS, we love it already. Our daughter went to a public school for pre-school and picked up the worst habits! This year with more structure in the classroom and more RULES, she has subsided with everything! Her attitude is gone, (and) she no longer comes home saying "girls say I am not cute enough!". We really enjoy the fact that there is so much teacher interaction with the parents!! We are very happy that we have made the decision to switch schools!!"
The Moss Family
“Jared was my son, Nate's, 8th grade buddy. All through the year, he went out of his way to say hi to Nate whether it was at church or out in the community. He sent him little gifts throughout the year. Recently, I was most impressed when he came to Nate's kindergarten graduation and presented him with a graduation gift after the ceremony. Here is an adolescent boy who showed up at church at 9am on a Friday when he was already done with school just to show his support for his little kindergarten buddy. I just thought it was a great tribute to the caliber of students that SPPCS is fostering.”
"I think SPPS is great because it is more than just a school. It's a great school that provides an excellent education in a spiritual, encouraging, respectful, and caring environment."
“The faculty at SPPS provides daily challenges to help the students grow academically and continuous support to help them grow in their faith. The expectations, both academically and in behavior are high, but the systems are in place to see that each child is able to meet or exceed those expectations. The curriculum is challenging and varied and prepares the student for success in whichever high school they choose. They are given the opportunity to explore a range of subjects from foreign language to algebra to advanced science that allows them to start to figure out where their talents and interests lie. Faith is interwoven throughout the curriculum, leading to an understanding not only of the subject material but how faith influences or is influenced by the world around us.”
The Pluff Family
“We couldn't be happier with SPPS! We moved our son here at the beginning of the school year and he has really thrived. He loves the gifted program, the chess team, and all the extras that SPPS offers.”
The Urish Family
"As a new family joining the SPPCS community this year, we didn't know what to expect. As always, change in our environment can be a little scary; however, we were welcomed with open arms and our son, Jon, who is in the seventh grade is loving it. My husband, Dave, and I regret not making this move years ago. SPPCS just has so much more to offer than Jon's old school. More classes are just one of the examples, which round out Jon's whole learning experience/abilities.
I help with lunch/playground duty every other Wednesday and it just amazes me how the children will come up to me and say "I got 5 minutes against the wall" (I'll have to admit, at first, I didn't know what the heck that meant but I soon learned.) When they get 5 minutes, it means they did something that they shouldn't have been doing like knocking another kid's lunch box off the table. So, they tell an adult/teacher doing playground supervision that they've got 5 minutes they then go and stand in the designated area, wait for their time to be up and then go their merry way. I mean how many kids do you know want to admit they've done something wrong plus miss out on 5 minutes of play. To me, this shows a great deal of respect on the child's part and our children are learning this from the SPPCS staff. As a parent, I just love that. It says so much to me because it's the staff/environment at SPPCS that is creating and molding our children into these wonderful and amazing people.
My husband and I are watching our son, Jon, excel and grow in the SPPCS family and it makes us feel so good about our decision to switch schools and we cannot thank the teachers/staff and parents enough."
David and Judy Mueth
“We are new to SPPS but so far we love it! Everyone is so friendly and the teachers and staff are so organized. My children love SPPS, when they come home at the end of the day they cannot stop talking about it. My husband and I are wondering why we didn’t make the change along time ago!”
The Crites Family
“Our daughter, Emilee, has attended SPPS since pre-school. We felt very blessed to have such a wonderful school for our child to attend. Sadly, during her kindergarten year, we were transferred out of town. However, a year later, we made the decision to return home and to our SPPS family. We just would never be happy at any other school!”
“It is so hard to share just one thing that is so awesome about SPPS. I would have to say second only to the great education would be the peace of mind I feel knowing that my girls have so many people watching out for them. Whether it is faculty, staff or other parents there are so many caring people watching out for the best interest of the children and keeping them safe. Even non-school activities out in our local community SPPS parents watch out for SPPS children. This peace of mind is wonderful and I am very grateful for this.”
The Lehmann Family
“Sending our children to SPPS makes us feel like we are a part of a huge extended family. I feel that my children have been so fortunate to be in the same school with their siblings from 8th grade all the way down to Kindergarten. Being a small school, there is so much interaction between the students of all grades whether it is at church, field day, the talent show, or just seeing each other in the hallways. Our Faith has brought us all together and the sacrifices that the faculty and parents make to provide our children with a Catholic education is priceless!”
The Reinholz Family