Louisville Catholic elementary schools

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There are or have been over thirty Catholic elementary schools within the Archdiocese of Louisville.

Ascension Elementary School[edit]

Ascension Elementary School serves grades PreK-8 within the Archdiocese of Louisville. Sports teams compete under the title "The Ascension Longhorns".

The school is in the St. Regis Park neighborhood of Louisville,Kentucky currently serves about 370 students with 35 teachers plus supporting staff. It teaches the core curriculum, in addition to art, music, computer, Physical Education and Spanish classes.

The Ascension Longhorns have a long established history of success in athletics, of which the most notoriety has been garnered by the now disbanded football program. During the 1990s, the boys football programs amassed 8 Toy Bowl Championships and multiple undefeated seasons, defeating opponents by an average of 35.6 points a game. This success earned the program a chance to be featured on the cover of the Team Cheerios cereal box in a national competition, of which it placed as runner up. In 2008, however, the Ascension football program was placed on hiatus and merged with nearby St. Martha due to dwindling student attendance, a trend observed both locally and nationally for Catholic schools.

The Ascension Longhorns are known for being a yearly contender for the Toy Bowl Championship, and the annual basketball Christmas tournament. Their success can be attributed to their advanced athletic facilities for a middle/grade school. With two football fields, the Longhorns can focus on improving football teams on all grade levels at once. At the same time, the gymnasium boasts 1.5 basketball courts. This allows for longer practices, as well as a larger perimeter for the athletes to run laps. The extra half basketball court was added during the Maureen Clerkin administration in the early 2000s.

Ascension has been cited by numerous local and national sport commentators as a key indicator when it comes to a college coach's decision on scoping football recruits.

Community Catholic Elementary School[edit]

closed in 2002 in the Archiocesian 2000 Plan

Holy Family School[edit]

Opened in 1927 at its current site on Poplar Level Road. HISTORY The Camp Taylor neighborhood in Louisville grew out of a World War I Army camp. At the request of residents known as the "Catholic Welfare Club of Camp Taylor," a Catholic school was established as an offshoot of St. Elizabeth Parish in 1923. The school was a soldiers' barracks remodeled by the club members and made into two classrooms. Two Sisters of Charity of Nazareth taught the seventy-seven children who were enrolled. Soon after, Mass was offered in one of the classrooms on an altar improvised from desks. Camp Taylor became a mission in 1924 and then a mission church of St. Elizabeth in 1926. A new two-story, modern school opened on May 22, 1927, with the second floor made into a temporary church. In November 1928, Father Francis J. Timoney was appointed the first resident pastor. A temporary basement church was built in 1939, which served until July 1996. As Holy Family's membership increased, three new churches were carved out of the parish: St. Stephen Martyr in 1948 and Resurrection and Guardian Angels in 1957. The present church was dedicated on May 28, 1997. From its founding until the last decades of the twentieth century the parish utilized farm houses, Quonset huts and other buildings for its various ministries. From a patchwork of Army barracks to a modern church campus, the parish has been enriched by the patchwork of nearly 1,700 parishioners who gather as Holy Family Parish. - Holy Family School closed May 30, 2014 due to declining enrollment and increasing parish costs. Sources

See more at: http://www.archlou.org/parishes/holy-family/#sthash.dgY74T4p.dpuf

Holy Spirit Parish School[edit]

Holy Spirit Parish School[1] was founded in 1937. In 2007 and again in 2014, Holy Spirit was honored as a Blue Ribbon School.[2]

Holy Trinity Parish School[edit]

Holy Trinity Parish School[3] is a two time nationally recognized Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education. As a Catholic school, it serves boys and girls of all faiths, races, and national backgrounds from pre-kindergarten through the eighth grade. Founded in 1883, Holy Trinity Parish School remains associated with Holy Trinity Parish and a school within the Archdiocese of Louisville.

John Paul II Academy[edit]

This school was created in 2006 by the merger of St. Barnabas Elementary School, St. Bartholomew Elementary School, and St. Pius X Elementary School. The school is one of the smallest in the Archdiocese of Louisville, with only around 300 students. In 2015, St. Barnabas and St. Plus X merged to become St. John Paul II Parish, while St. Bartholomew still exists as a separate parish.

Our Lady of Lourdes School[edit]

A K–8 school located in St. Matthews, recognized as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence in 2008.

Thomas Merton Academy[edit]

The school was named after Trappist monk and author Thomas Merton. The kindergarten through eighth grade school closed in 2003.

Saint Agnes School[edit]

Located at Saint Agnes Catholic Community on Newburg Road; named a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence in 1999 and 2005.

St. Albert the Great Elementary School[edit]

Located at St. Albert the Great Parish on Girard Drive. in eastern Jefferson County. St. Albert won its first championship in the '60s.

St. Andrew Academy[edit]

School created in 2005 by the merger of Our Lady of Consolation Elementary School, St. Clement Elementary School, and St. Polycarp Elementary School.

St. Athanasius Parish School[edit]

Located at St. Athanasius Parish on the Outer Loop in southeast Jefferson County.

Saint Bernard Catholic School[edit]

Located at Saint Bernard Parish in the Highview area of southeast Jefferson County.

St. Denis Elementary School[edit]

Closed at the end of the 2003–2004 school year.

Saint Edward Parish School[edit]

Located at Saint Edward Catholic Community in Jeffersontown.

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School[edit]

Located in The Highlands, more specifically the Deer Park neighborhood.

St. Gabriel Elementary School[edit]

Located at St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish on Bardstown Rd in Louisville, KY. This school offer Pre-K through 8th grade education. [4]

St. Helen Elementary School[edit]

Closed at the end of the 2003–2004 school year, with both buildings (original and 1950s addition) torn down December 2014 – January 2015.

St. James Catholic Elementary School[edit]

Located on the grounds of St. James Church in The Highlands, more specifically the Tyler Park neighborhood.

St. Lawrence Elementary School[edit]

This school merged with St. Helen and St. Denis Elementary Schools in 2004 to form Notre Dame Academy. The school remains on the St. Lawrence Parish grounds.

Saint Leonard Parish School[edit]

Opened in 1957 at the St. Leonard Catholic Community on Zorn Avenue.

St. Margaret Mary School[edit]

Located at the St. Margaret Mary Catholic Community on Shelbyville Road (US 60) directly across from Oxmoor Center; Blue Ribbon School of Excellence in 2004 and in 2015.

St. Martha Catholic School[edit]

This school educates students from Pre-K through 8th grade. Michael Bickett has served as principal since August 2016, along with assistant principal Taffie Duckworth. The school's mascot is the shamrock. Founded in 1960 the average student to teacher ratio is 18:1.[5]

Saint Mary Academy[edit]

Saint Michael School[edit]

Located at Saint Michael Church in Jeffersontown; Blue Ribbon School of Excellence in 2009.

St. Nicholas Academy[edit]

Created in 2005 by the merger of Most Blessed Sacrament Elementary School, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Elementary School, S.S. Simon & Jude Elementary School, and St. Thomas More Elementary School.

St. Raphael School[edit]

St. Raphael's has programs from 2 years to the eighth grade. The school has won the Blue Ribbon twice.

St. Rita Catholic School[edit]

Opened in 1928 at Saint Rita Catholic Church on Preston Highway in the Okolona area.


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