Photo by Roger Gavan
St. Stephen - St. Edward school celebrated Catholic Schools Week with several programs including science hands-on activities throughout the week. Deborah Keane's Grade 7 students participated in a group science project by competing in small teams to design the highest structure with any geometric design using uncooked strands of pasta.
WARWICK — Beginning with a family Mass on Sunday, Jan. 29, and concluding on Friday, Feb. 3, St. Stephen - St. Edward Elementary School, located at 75 Sanfordville Road, joined parochial schools throughout the nation in the celebration of National Catholic Schools Week.
Sponsored by the National Catholic Educational Association, the annual observance begins on the last Sunday in January and runs all week with open houses and other activities for students, families, parishioners, and the public in general.
The theme of National Catholic Schools Week this year was "Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service."
Catholic Schools of the Archdiocese of New York welcome students of all backgrounds and faiths.
St. Stephen - St. Edward School has been the parish elementary school of Saint Stephen the First Martyr Parish, serving children in grades Pre-K to Eight, for more than 50 years.
The school is accredited by the Middle States Association of Schools and also AdvancED, an accreditation organization described as the world's largest education community.
St. Stephen - St. Edward school celebrated Catholic Schools Week with several programs including science hands-on activities throughout the week, family events, a food drive collection and dress-down days.
Although the cost to educate each child is less than that in public education, parents who choose to send their children to St. Stephen's are also obligated to pay the same school taxes as all other citizens.