Grades K—8 attend daily religion classes and weekly Catholic Mass. Students participate in these liturgies as lectors, singers, readers, altar servers, and more. Students receive significant preparation for Reconciliation, First Holy Communion, and Confirmation.
St. Teresa students consistently score among the highest in the Diocese of Pittsburgh on standardized tests, and many of our graduates are placed in honors and advanced classes in high school. In the past nine years, eight of our alumni have been named high school valedictorians or salutatorians.
Starting in Kindergarten, students have the opportunity to participate in Athletics and/or Activities which include everything from Forensics, Chorus, and Student Council to Cross Country, Soccer, and Basketball.
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Dine to Donate
February 15, 2016, 10:00am - February 15, 2016, 9:00pm
Dibella's Old Fashion Subs
Dine at DiBella’s in McCandless on Monday, February 15th and 15% of proceeds will be donated to Saint Teresa of Avila School. Simply mention “dine to donate” at the register.
“When we were making a choice about schools for our children, we felt that it was important to give them a Catholic education. At that time we didn’t fully understand the wonderful impact of that decision. Sending our children to St. Teresa helped them develop a solid education in a disciplined environment with a deep sense of faith and relationship with God. The legacy of their Catholic education is still to come, but the love, trust and loyalty that St. Teresa School has offered will be a foundation for them on their life-long journey.”
—Madeline & Paul Malone
“We choose St. Teresa’s for our children because of its mission statement centered on developing students both intellectually and spiritually. The small class size allows for greater personal attention while the dedicated teachers provide a top-notch quality education and create a family-like learning environment. While St. Teresa’s offers a wide variety of athletics and extra-curricular activities, the most notable impression on us was the committed faculty and staff who continually elevate the reputation of St. Teresa’s academic excellence and instill the message of God in their daily teachings.”
—Chuck and Maryanne Larson
“We believe the St. Teresa faculty strives to help each child reach their potential in a loving, faith-filled environment. The connections students feel to their teachers provide a foundation for academic success. The extra-curricular options give students the chance to have a variety of experiences, and there is a warm, team-like camaraderie among the parents.”
—Joe and Kelly Frank
“St. Teresa is special because it is a place where my children feel safe and part of a family. We have met so many wonderful, caring families at this school with the same morals. It is such a good feeling knowing that my children are treated like family on daily basis.”
“We could have picked any of the Catholic schools in the area – so, why St. Teresa of Avila? From the first day we visited, it felt like family and continues to feel that way. We were impressed with the credentials of the teachers and how they all took the time to show us their classrooms and discuss the curriculum. We have not been disappointed with our choice. Our child completed first grade reading at a third grade level. Our child’s favorite prayer is the Hail Mary and believes that Mary’s favorite colors are blue and white. We continue to be impressed with the respectful environment at St. Teresa. Every time I visit, a student holds the door for me or greets me. We are doing our best to raise a kind, compassionate, and well-educated child and St. Teresa helps us every day in that goal.”
—Ken and Ellen Porter
“I will always remember our initial tour. It was a very busy afternoon and when we walked in we noticed children’s artwork and projects displayed everywhere. The school was neat and clean and the children were so well behaved. It seemed like such a loving, nurturing environment. After 8 years, I know it is. From a financial standpoint, this school is the best value we have received.”
“When you choose Catholic education, it is a sacrifice, but also the greatest gift you can ever give your child. Jesus is built in to their daily activities, curriculum, sporting events, holidays, and Holy days. When you choose St. Teresa School, your child has the opportunity to thrive in smaller class sizes and learn from a talented, caring staff while having access to state of the art technology. I continue to be amazed each year when a read in the paper that one of our alums is graduating first or second in their classes. To me, this is not a mere coincidence—it is proof that St. Teresa School provides a spring board for excellence in education and in life. My two children have benefitted greatly from their beginnings at St. Teresa.”
“What first impressed me about the St. Teresa of Avila Pre-K program was the class size and excellent student to teacher ratio. My child was shy, and being a part of a smaller instructional group was important. What I found in return was so much more. My child is now in the middle school program at St. Teresa’s, and I couldn’t be more pleased with the exceptional teachers, wonderful families and faith- filled community that is our school!”