Holy Childhood provides a friendly, relaxed, family-like atmosphere of learning for your child. Your child enters a community of learners that supports and nurtures holistic growth of mind, body, and soul. Our curriculum integrates each of these aspects into your child’s day at school. Just like a family, students, faculty, staff, and parents work to build positive relationships.
In joining Holy Childhood School, you join a community with a student enrollment in 2022-2023 enrollment of 171 students in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade. Our school parking lot is very lively during drop-off and pick-up times as students come from many different communities including Mascoutah, Lebanon, Belleville, Swansea, Shiloh, Scott Air Force Base and all parts in between. Bus transportation to and from Holy Childhood School is provided by the local public school district.
At Holy Childhood our principal, Mr. Keefe, has assembled a wonderful team that includes 9 classroom teachers, 5 subject area specific and/or auxiliary teachers, a librarian, a secretary, 2 custodians and Morning/Aftercare. This highly qualified group of professionals is committed to your child’s academic success and overall personal wellness. Click here to visit our faculty page.
Our school facility has been around for a long time. Our school building has a certain character about it that warms the heart. Recently, $20,000 in building improvements and renovations were made to the school. Each classroom has ample space and is air-conditioned. A new playground was installed as well as a new gym floor in 2018. A renovation and expansion was completed in 2020 which includes secure main entrance, office suite, elevator, science lab and updated restrooms. In 2022, all classrooms received brand new, state-of-the-art Smart Boards.
In joining the Holy Childhood School family, you enter a community committed to building a caring, loving, and supportive environment for our children. This is evident in the way our families come together to support both the school and each other. In addition to participation in our Holy Childhood Organization of Parents and Educators (H.O.P.E.), there are countless volunteer opportunities to fit every schedule and talent you may have. Click here to visit our H.O.P.E. page.
Our Catholic Identity
Holy Childhood School’s student body is comprised primarily of students from the Catholic faith tradition. However, students from all faith traditions are welcome and regularly enroll. If you are non-Catholic and would like to speak with one of our non-Catholic school families, please let us know. We would be happy to make the connection. Our children participate in liturgies that include Mass and various prayer services, classroom prayer, preparation for sacraments and daily meditation and reflection. As part of our school’s emphasis on spiritual development, children experience many different kinds of service projects throughout the school year.
Our Satisfied Families
We encourage you to talk to students and parents about their experience at Holy Childhood. We are confident that you will hear that the school delivers on its educational promises.
Our Proven Results
Catholic schools like Holy Childhood are renowned for academic excellence. Students in Catholic schools typically score in the top 1/3 on nationally standardized tests. Holy Childhood students consistently perform very well in the IOWA Assessment tests each year. If a student does need additional help, resources are available from a very qualified team of auxiliary teachers who provide both remedial and enrichment resources.
Our Learning Environment
Holy Childhood provides a friendly, relaxed, family-like atmosphere of learning for your child. Your child enters a community of learners that supports and nurtures holistic growth of mind, body, and soul. Our curriculum integrates each of these aspects into your child’s day at school. Just like a family, student, faculty, staff, and parents work to build positive relationships.
Our Safety Preparedness
Our school has a safety plan in place in order to respond to possible emergencies in an effective and expedient manner. You are welcome to review our school’s safety plan. Our school has regular in-service for faculty and staff on what role they play in the unlikely event an emergency occurs. Our school has a very good relationship with the local Fire and Police departments and we have submitted building blueprints to them to increase their response time.