Catholic Schools

The newest school in the Diocese of Phoenix now has its first graduating class in the waiting. Two of the 12 eighth-graders at Annunciation Catholic School in Cave Creek have been there since its doors opened on the St. Gabriel Parish campus in 2009. They were second-graders at the time and huddled around their principal in a small circle — with first-graders too — for opening prayer.

As the new school year begins, teachers are finding the integration of technology into curriculum and instruction is the norm rather than the exception. The proliferation of technology and social media has changed the way students learn, challenging educators to redefine approaches to teaching. Throughout the Diocese of Phoenix teacher-student interactions reflect technology advancements.

Today’s West Valley fifth-graders could be the first students to attend the newest Catholic high school to open in the Diocese of Phoenix.

The nation's presidential hopefuls might serve themselves well to look to Bourgade Catholic High School for leadership tips.

Students at Our Lady of Perpetual Help begin every school day with a liturgy, but the one on April 17 was a bit more memorable.

Xavier College Preparatory scored four tennis honors this season and is looking to make it a handful.

Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix announced the decision to establish a new Catholic high school in Avondale with a target startup date of fall 2018.

The first several graduating classes from St. Joseph School in Cottonwood will soon be the only ones able to recall its original campus.

Seventy years ago, Fr. Joseph Patterson realized the primarily Hispanic children in his congregation were not being well served by local segregated schools.


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