Praise for our Schools

We love our school communities - read on for what they love about us!

“We chose St. Mary’s for smaller class sizes within a family oriented atmosphere. The strong focus on caring for others through faith and service is not always prevalent in schools, but is a strong focus for everyone at St. Mary’s. We continue to be encouraged by the academic growth we see in our children as well. However, most importantly, our children want to go to school each day.”  - Andy and Casey H., Wayne, NE

"We are sending our children to St. Mary's School because we like the small school environment and the emphasis on educating the whole person rather than JUST academics.  By the whole person I mean faith, family, community and moral development as well as a great academic education.  I like that we are surrounding our kids with people that have similar values and a desire to better their children through an education at St. Mary's school." - Jason H., Wayne, NE

"Sts. Peter and Paul really helped me prepare for my high school experience. I felt that the academic were strong and that the teachers were organized and supportive." - Eden P., Class of 2012

"I really enjoy teaching at a Catholic school because I like the emphasis on character development. It's not just that the kids follow my directions because it's the rule. It's the respect that they show each other, and it's the way that they act all the time, not just when they're in my class." -Shelley B., Omaha, NE

"Catholic education has impacted me greatly. I have learned cooperation, kindness, respect and the ability to share with others the gifts God has given me. The things you learn at Catholic school extend way outside the classroom, and for that I am thankful." - Corey C., Omaha, NE

"At my former school, Our Lady of Lourdes, I loved how kind the teachers were and the opportunities we were given to enhance our academics, creativity, and faith through clubs and all-school masses. It gave me the foundations that I needed for high school at Duchesne, and I appreciate all that OLL did for me. Now I've enjoyed being a student at Duchesne a lot! There is such a great, loving community and so many meaningful traditions. There's also so many opportunities to get involved within the school and community. The teachers are all helpful, and all of my classmates are very fun but also hardworking and studious." -Erin Buglewicz, Omaha, NE

"Roncalli isn’t exactly in our backyard. It’s a bit of a drive for us to make but one we wouldn’t ever change. This school is truly an extension of our family, a home away from home we might even say. Our kids are blessed to be learning in an environment where they are challenged, supported and loved by individuals who are also helping grow their faith. People often say, “It takes a village” and we Thank God everyday for our village. If it’s not already on your list of high schools to check out, it should be!" -Laura & Ryan S., Omaha, NE

“Learning and talking about faith everyday makes me feel grateful because I know it’s not like that at all schools. In the Angel of God Club, we learn how to be kind to others. It’s what I like most about St. Thomas More.” – Connor Foster, St. Thomas More

“Being able to learn and talk about my faith is important to me because I get to use my faith to help me figure out answers to life questions.” –Alex Buescher, Our Lady of Lourdes

 “I love going to a Catholic school because I feel students here receive more opportunities. The teachers and staff prepare us for the difficult things that may happen in life. All the students and staff are so kind and will do almost anything to help each other. Catholic schools teach us that with God anything is possible” –Kayleigh Hofmann, St. Bernadette

“I love the families and the communal atmosphere of our school. This community-based approach is shared by all the parishes in schools throughout the Consortium; we are many schools, but we all collaborate and share in the same mission.” – Andrew Bauer, Sts. Peter and Paul Principal

"I love Holy Cross very much and it will hold a special place in my heart forever. The friends I made are marvelous and I hope we stay in touch for many years to come. Holy Cross was an academic stepping stone for high school. It did just that. Mercy High School is a college prep school and I believe it will prepare me for college from how much I have learned in such a short time. High school has been hard but with what Holy Cross has given me I am successfully finding my footing."
Lilee Surdell-Eichten

“My favorite things about Mercy High is how everyone is so incredibly comfortable with being themselves. It’s like there is this unsaid agreement that, we won’t judge anyone and it allows everyone to be their beautifully imperfect selves every day.” - Madeline R., Class of 2020.