Mascoutah’s Holy Childhood of Jesus School will be dedicating a new addition to its building at noon Sunday, Jan. 26, and is inviting area families to attend.
The school expansion, funded by a capital development campaign, includes a new entrance and lobby, an elevator to assure a fully accessible school, an updated security and visitor welcome system, updated classrooms and restrooms plus new administration offices.
The school also is enrolling students for pre-school through eighth grade, and is inviting all interested families to an informational open house from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday to meet the teachers. The school welcomes children of all faiths.
Youngsters who will be at least 3-years-old by Sept. 1 are eligible for pre-school. Half-day pre-school is offered to 3-year-olds and both half-day and full-day programs are offered to 4-year-olds.
The school stresses individual attention and the nurturing of the mind, body and spirit of each child. Classes are kept small to facilitate individual attention, and all classes are taught by certified, experienced teachers.
The academics at all grade levels lead to and include the new STREAM programs — science, technology, religion, engineering, arts and mathematics — being used in elementary and secondary schools across the country.
Principal Claudia Dougherty says that one of the many strengths of Holy Childhood School “is the way we offer and expect very close communications and sharing between parents and teachers. We work to build a parent-teacher team that helps each individual child.”
School bus service is available for residents of Mascoutah School District 19 and Scott Air Force Base.