St. Leo School is excited to invite everyone in our communities to a classical curriculum fair, ice cream social and book fair on the evening of Monday, April 29. Festivities begin at 6 p.m.
“We are so excited about our recent growth and all the great things happening at St. Leo School,” said Principal Lynne Kucenski. “The curriculum fair is designed to share why we believe our classical curriculum is the best way to form students academically, spiritually and socially. It’s something that is typically only available in exclusive schools in urban areas, so to be able to offer it right here in our area is a wonderful thing.”
Teachers will be available to answer questions about all subject areas. There will also be an ice cream social, a classical clue hunt with prizes, a state of the school address, and information about how to participate in our upcoming trout derby, the best fishing derby in the state of Pennsylvania.
“We encourage current families to attend to celebrate everything we have accomplished as a school community,” Kucenski added. “This is a great time for families considering enrolling at St. Leo to come and see how our school is different. I would also encourage anyone who is curious about what we are doing to come and see it action. We are returning to the traditions of Catholic education that have been proven to work for students over hundreds of years. St. Leo School is a leader in a true resurgence that is beginning to sweep the nation.”
People who might be interested in supporting the school through the Monsignor Paul Olmsted Future Fund are also invited to attend.
“We are gaining real momentum,” said Jane Bryndel, chair of the Future Fund Committee. “I invite anyone interested to come see this curriculum in action to understand why this concept is so important to our church and our community. In recent weeks, we have received a $30,000 commitment from a foundation based in Pittsburgh. We received a $15,000 donation from our friends at Northwest Savings Bank. A foundation in Florida has committed $10,000. A local family has approached us about how to consolidate their donations to make an even larger impact.”
According to Bryndel, the fund is closing in on $500,000 in commitments toward its goal of $1.7 to $2.5 million. Members of the Future Fund committee will be available in the school library at 7 p.m. to answer any questions about how the fund is structured, the school’s current financial position, how the funds will be spent, and how donations can be restricted to ensure that they only benefit St. Leo School.
“Mrs. Kucenski and I have been taking people on tours of the school for a few months now,” Bryndel said. “You really have to see it to believe it. It’s what made me a believer and convinced me to support this project.”