Contact Information

Lynne Kucenski, School Principal

All other teachers and staff can be contacted using lastname first

Saint Leo is located at 125 Depot Street, Ridgway, PA  15853

Phone: 814-772-9775
Fax: 814-772-9295

System Information can be found at

Saint Leo Catholic School



Saint Leo…

Our Catholic School is part of The Elk County Catholic School System within the Diocese of Erie. As part of the many parishes that support our Catholic Schools, St. Leo and the Diocese look to the school to serve its children and to collaborate with the Diocese in the formation of its children.


Our Mission

The mission of Saint Leo School is develop our students’ love and service to God and His People. While modeling the Gospel of Christ, we will inspire in them an enduring quest for knowledge with innovative educational opportunities.

We believe that it is our obligation to:

  • inspire the children to a knowledge, love, and service of God as their essential purpose in life
  • share knowledge and skills, while encouraging independent thinking and creativity
  • influence and develop the intellectual potential of each child while acknowledging their diverse learning styles
  • instruct each pupil so that they may become practical Catholics with high morals and ideas, good citizens, and worthy members of society who will pursue the principles of Christian living
  • employ research-based methods to meet the changing needs of today’s society
  • accept and encourage the role of the parent as the most important person in the education of the child
  • create a culture of respect and appreciation within a safe and secure environment
  • continue to strive for self growth and improvement both spiritually and professionally
  • promote effective study habits and positive attitudes toward learning within each child

Faculty Mission Statement

Our mission at St. Leo School is to develop a student’s love and service to God and His people.
We will quench their thirst for knowledge with educational programs based on the Gospel of Christ.

Children’s Mission Statement

My mission is to know, love and serve God, to be a good neighbor and friend, and to learn and grow in God’s love each and every day.

Our Philosophy

Saint Leo School believes that religious values should be assimilated so that each student enters that community committed to bringing Christ into daily life. Our Academic purpose is to provide solid structured educational programs.

The faculty is dedicated to educating and meeting the basic needs of every child. Every effort is made to identify and support their individual differences.

The shared values and common goals of our school, including the diocesan curriculum form the foundation of our student’s education. A teacher’s role is to guide student’s education. A teacher’s role is to guide students and involve their parents in the educational process.

Daily Schedules for Grades K to 8

Regular School Day
 Grades K to 8
 7:55 a.m to 2:50 p.m.
 11:40 a.m. to 12:05 p.m
 12:05 to 12:30 p.m.


Doors open to students at 7:35 a.m. Students should be in the building by 7:50 a.m. each morning (except those on late busses) when the “warning” bell rings. At 7:55 a.m. the second bell will ring to begin announcements and prayers. Classes begin promptly at 8:00 a.m.
Two Hour Delay Schedule
 Grades K to 8
 9:55 a.m. to 2:50 p.m.
 12:20 to 12:45 p.m
 12:45 to 1:10 p.m.


*Lunch and Recess times may be altered on two hour delay days due to special class schedules such as music or gym.


Saint Leo Classical Education

Our school follows a special Classically Designed Education Model.



Children entering preschool must be three years of age as of June 1 in order to enroll in the 3 year old class which meets two half-days per week (Tuesdays and Thursdays).

To enroll in the four and five year old class which meets three half-days per week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) the child must be at least four years of age as of June 1.

Payment for preschool tuition is to be paid each month as agreed upon on the TUITION PREFERENCE FORM signed in May of each year. If payments for preschool students fall two month behind, the student will automatically be dropped from the preschool program. As soon as payments are made in full the student will be readmitted to class.

Preschool Hours: Regular Schedule

Regular Schedule
 3 Year Old Class- Morning (Tues./Thurs.)
 8:00 to 10:30 a.m.
 3 Year Old Class- Afternoon  (Tues./Thurs.)
 12:00 to 2:30 p.m.

 Pre-K Class- Morning (Mon./Wed./Fri.)

 8:00 to 10:45 a.m.
 Pre-K Class- Afternoon (Mon./Wed./Fri.)
 11:45 to 2:30 p.m.


Two Hour Delay Schedule

 3 Year Old Class- Morning (Tues./Thurs.)
 10: to 11:30 a.m.
 3 Year Old Class-Afternoon (Tues./Thurs.)
 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
  Pre-K Class- Morning (Mon./Wed./Fri.)
  10:00 to 11:45 a.m.
  Pre-K Class- Afternoon (Mon./Wed./Fri.)
  12:45 to 2:30 p.m.

Support Our School

Reverse Raffle

Join us this Saturday, January 23, for our Reverse Raffle fundraiser held at Aiello Café. $60.00 admits two to the event which includes a buffet dinner, entertainment, and an entry into the reverse raffle drawing. Saturday evening Mass will be held at 4:30 at the Café. 5:15 pm is when the silent auction opens. The buffet dinner will begin at 5:30 with the live auction starting at 8:00. The main drawing will begin at 9:00. The band The Avenue will play following the drawing. Come bid on some amazing auction items and enjoy a night out while supporting our school! You must be present to win.


Keep Saving

Please keep saving Box Tops for Education! We hold several class competitions each year. The Box Tops for Education in an ongoing project for the school. We receive 10 cents for each box top ~ it really adds up when everyone saves them.   Box tops and pop tabs can be sent to school anytime. We thank you for your donations.


Cash Bash

Our annual Cash Bash  is held in the fall of the year at the Ridgway Firehall, 30 North Broad Street, Ridgway, PA.  You need not be present to win the Grand Prize, $1,000, or Second Prize, $500, but must be present for all others. More information on the Cash Bash will be added in the summer.