Southern Tier Catholic School and Archbishop Walsh Academy offer a comprehensive program of excellence in education through the Montessori pre-school, the top-ranked elementary school and middle school, and the high school that is an International Baccalaureate World School authorized to offer the Diploma Programme. As a small Franciscan institution, we are open and welcoming to students and families of all faiths. Our activities and curriculum are built around inclusion and values, and our students interact with each other - from pre-school to 12th grade in the ways that reflect the mission of the school. We combine academic rigor in an excellent educational program with an inclusive and values-based student environment. All of this is done through high quality teachers that meet or exceed requirements for state certification - dedicated to making a difference in your child's life. Our schools offer a Catholic education that serves every student exceptionally well - regardless of religious background.
Depending on the age of your child - we have a program that will encourage their academic and personal growth while emphasizing values, discipline, respect for self and others and high standards. Our Montessori pre-school program is available to children 3-5 years old with both full and half day options. Our elementary school for Kindergarten through eighth grade has a student to teacher ratio of 13:1 and emphasizes a values-based education, with an open and welcoming environment for all area students. Our high school is an International Baccalaureate World School - authorized to offer the IB Diploma Programme. IB and its world-class academic standards are accepted throughout the world at selective universities, making it a passport to higher education at the best colleges. Over the past five years, 91% of our graduates have continued their education at the college level.
We encourage you to explore all of our programs on offer and we look forward to welcoming you to Southern Tier Catholic School and Archbishop Walsh Academy.