Mission & Ministry

Catholic Education Matters

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Catholic education matters because it seeks to educate the whole person — mind, body, and spirit. Our Catholic schools provide a safe learning environment where each student is nurtured and encouraged to live up to their God-given dignity.

Students are challenged to learn not only for their own sake, but to help build up the world around them according to their values.


Southern Tier Catholic School and Archbishop Walsh Academy promote service as an essential component of the curriculum and via the IB Creativity/Activity/Service (CAS) program.

We offer service programs from kindergarten through 12th grade; from helping at local food kitchens, to guiding students through creating their own service programs in the community. Our students learn that they are in fact “their brother’s keepers,” and have a responsibility to respond to the needs of those around them. 

Each student in grades 7th – 12th is required to complete 30 hours of community service.  The 30 requires hours include 15 hours outside of the school service and 15 hours of in school service hours.  

STCS and Walsh are not just teaching students; the schools are nurturing values students carry with them the rest of their lives to support their communities and the world around them.