St. Louis School students experience the security of being nurtured in our parish family. Students, faculty and staff live, work and play in the light of our Catholic faith. We explore our rich tradition and its meaning in our lives and classroom study. We celebrate our faith together and actively participate in Mass as a school, and as cantors, lectors and altar servers. We practice our faith through our service projects, serving our parish, community and world.
We are FAITH IN ACTION. St. Louis School children know they make a difference in the world. Why? Because they built a school—not just the one you walk through today, but one thousands of miles away: St. Louis School in Mautuma, Kenya. Established in 1998, our sister school stays connected to our students. At St. Louis School, we not only practice our faith, we put it into ACTION.
Other ways St. Louis students make a difference:
Catholic Schools Awareness Month
During mid-winter, our school becomes abuzz with activities to celebrate Catholic schools! We kick off the celebration with an energizing Mass. Throughout the month, we show our support for the Pittsford Food Cupboard by contributing canned goods to the “Souper Bowl.” We remember days gone by through Colonial Days (see Academic Enrichment). We also take the time for some fun together as a school through festivities, such as the Ice Cream Social and rollerskating in Reddington Hall (see Social Activities). Each year brings something new; in recent years, we have had the pleasure of enjoying an indoor family picnic, Bus Driver Appreciation Day and an Odyssey of the Mind Showoff (see Extracurricular Activities).
Each year, the miracle of Christmas is presented to the school community, family and friends through the Christmas Pageant. With a different performance each year, it is always exciting to see what the students can do. Rehearsals take place during the school day, and an afternoon and evening performance can be enjoyed by all. This performance is led by the second-graders and fifth-graders, and is coordinated by classroom teachers.
Christmas Stocking Program
Praying together is an important component of our Catholic school. We celebrate the liturgy on holy days and other special occasions, such as school Mass and Catholic Schools Awareness Month. Students at all grade levels participate in the liturgies by representing their class in the procession, leading the music liturgy, reading from the Bible and reciting the Prayers of the Faithful. Parents are always welcome to join their children at any school Mass.
During the month of May, fifth-grade students lead the school in a celebration honoring Mary with music, prayer and song.
Students participate in a multitude of service projects throughout the year, benefiting organizations and individuals from Pittsford, NY, to Mautuma, Kenya. See our Mission Projects page for a description of all the great acts of kindness in which our students participate each year.
Pittsford Food Cupboard
Throughout the school year, students come together as a class, grade or entire student body to give thanks for our many blessings and to pray together.
Students at all grade levels are welcome to participate in the recitation of the Rosary on select Wednesdays throughout the school year. Volunteers lead children through the prayers during a service at the recess hour. Parents are welcome to join their children, too.
Saint’s Place is a volunteer organization, based on Christian values, that provides household goods, clothing and education to legal refugees of all races and creeds who settle in the Rochester, NY, area to escape violence, discrimination and poverty. Click here to learn more.
Thanksgiving Food Collection
Winter Outerwear Drive