St. Leo Catholic School

St. Leo School

Contact Information

Lynne Kucenski, Principal
kucenskil@eccss.org
All other teachers and staff can be contacted using lastname first initial@eccss.org
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 www.eccss.org.

About

St. Leo School is part of the Elk County Catholic School System located within the Diocese of Erie. As part of the many parishes that support our Catholic schools, St. Leo Magnus Church and the Diocese look to the school to serve its children and to collaborate in their formation.

Support Our School

The St. Leo Future Fund

For more information on the St. Leo Future Fund and how to support St. Leo School, please click on the links below.
St. Leo Future Fund Explained – Click here.
St. Leo Future Fund Pledge Card – Click here.
To make an online donation through Paypal click on the donate button.

 




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Mission and Philosophy

Our Mission

The mission of St. Leo School is to 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 acknowledge, love, and serve 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

St. 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 students’ education. A teacher’s role is to guide each student’s education. A teacher’s role is to guide students and involve their parents in the educational process.
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Saint Leo Catholic School

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School Schedules

Daily Schedules for Grades K to 8
Regular School Day
 Grades K to 8:
 7:55 a.m – 2:50 p.m.
 Recess:
 11:40 a.m. – 12:05 p.m
 Lunch:
 12:05 – 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 buses) 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. – 2:50 p.m.
 Recess:*
 12:20 – 12:45 p.m
 Lunch:*
 12:45 – 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.

Academics

St. Leo Classical Education

Our school follows a special classically designed education model.
Click here for an explanation of the curriculum at St. Leo.

Preschool

Admissions

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 months 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 Schedules

Regular Schedule
3 Year Old Class – Morning (Tues./Thurs.):
8:00 – 10:30 a.m.
3 Year Old Class – Afternoon  (Tues./Thurs.):
12:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Pre-K Class – Morning (Mon./Wed./Fri.):
8:00 – 10:45 a.m.
Pre-K Class – Afternoon (Mon./Wed./Fri.):
11:45 – 2:30 p.m.

 

Two Hour Delay Schedule
3 Year Old Class – Morning (Tues./Thurs.):
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
3 Year Old Class – Afternoon (Tues./Thurs.):
1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Pre-K Class – Morning (Mon./Wed./Fri.):
10:00 – 11:45 a.m.
Pre-K Class – Afternoon (Mon./Wed./Fri.):
12:45 – 2:30 p.m.
St. Leo’s School Uniform Guidelines 2019/2020 school year click here.
New St. Leo’s Fleece Pullover w/ Logo 2019-20 school year click here.
St. Leo’s School Flynn O’Hara uniform order/price list 2019-20 school year click here.
St. Leo’s School Supply List for 2019/2020 school year click here.
St. Leo’s School Important Dates for the 2019-2020 school year click here.
St. Leo’s School Family Handbook for the 2019-2020 school year click here.