Why Choose Catholic Schools

The Northland Catholic Schools focus on the total personal development of each child. With small class sizes and a curriculum consistent with current trends, we offer the highest quality faith-based education while stressing the importance of moral and social responsibility.


Visit 1 (or all) of the 6 Northland Catholic Schools located throughout the Northland!


St. Andrew the Apostle School

St. Andrew the Apostle will be your partner to provide your child an exceptional, Catholic education from pre-school to middle school.

In addition to providing an exceptional Catholic education, the faculty and staff are committed to guiding students to discover their God-given strengths and talents. Extracurricular “Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math” (STEAM) programs, community service projects, musical productions and athletics provide opportunities for every student to grow beyond the classroom.

Graduates from St. Andrew are prepared for high school and beyond, and are recognized as well-rounded young men and women who are deeply committed to their faith and community.


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St. Charles Borromeo Academy

Borromeo Academy is the first diocesan classical school in the Kansas City area. A classical education develops students’ analytical and critical thinking skills by teaching them how to use reason and think logically. This prepares children for higher-level learning and teaches them to become solutions-oriented problem-solvers. Students at Borromeo Academy not only learn the fundamentals—math, sciences, history, English, and religion—they also learn Latin, music, art, logic, classical literature, and more. Subjects at Borromeo Academy are naturally integrated so students see the relationships between what they are currently learning in math or Latin and its relevance to what they have already learned in science or history. This natural integration gives students a greater understanding of their subjects and helps them to permanently mentally assimilate everything they learn. Students learn how to speak and write more effectively, more articulately, and more persuasively. The classical approach integrates the curriculum and the life of the school, cultivating all that is truly human in each student and fostering a community of faith-filled learners. Saint Charles Borromeo Academy extends the mission of the Church in forming true disciples of Jesus Christ.



St. Gabriel School

St. Gabriel School offers an established curriculum, enhanced by small and individualized instruction, virtue and leadership classes, Accelerated Reader, and Aleks Math. Accompanying our curriculum are weekly classes in art, music, physical education, foreign language, library skills and technology. We are proud of our academic excellence with students who consistently score one and half years above grade level on national standardized tests. Student leaders are also encouraged to participate in after school activities such as photography club, Lego club, art club, robotics, chess and the news production team, Little Saints, Edge and parochial league sports. Our student leaders leave here on the path to becoming well-informed young adults who can think critically and objectively. St. Gabriel offers a family atmosphere with a strong sense of community supported by active parent involvement.



St. James School

The St. James community in Liberty, Missouri, empowers students to achieve their full academic and Christian potential, become prayerful lifelong learners and good stewards of God’s gifts. As lifelong learners, students are constantly being provided with opportunities to develop academic skills through use of technology such as Chromebooks, STREAM activities, and classroom activities to promote growth and development. Other ways our students grow is through development of relationships through retreats and other interactions between varying grade levels. As a school, we strive to meet students where they are to help them unlock a love of God, His creation, and learning.



St. Patrick School

St. Patrick School, conveniently located off of 1-29 and Parvin Road, is your neighborhood Catholic school.  Where else in the northland can your child attend preschool through twelfth grade all within walking distance?  At St. Patrick School, learning is personalized for each individual so that all students in grades K-8 are working at their own level.  With the help of the FIRE Foundation, we are able to provide an inclusive learning environment for all students.  Our students have the opportunity to participate in advanced level math classes, individualized reading programs, STEM classes, Genius Hour, Makerspace, Science Fair, Robotics, personalized Spanish programs, and daily technology instruction.  At St. Patrick School, we believe in a well rounded education, so a focus on specialized classes is our priority.  Students receive PE, Music, and Art along with Advanced Art, Choir, and Bell Choir opportunities.  In addition to daily religion classes, weekly our students attend and lead mass, pray the rosary, and have opportunities for adoration.  Come visit us, take a tour, and feel the difference at St. Patrick School!



St. Therese School

Since 1951, St. Therese School has been striving to help children live lives of intentional faith in Jesus Christ.  As the largest ministry of St. Therese Parish located near Parkville, Missouri, we take pride in being a student-centric school preparing active persons of faith, lifelong learners, effective communicators, and dependable citizens learning to give back to their community.

Through a broad-based challenging curriculum integrated with the values of the Catholic faith, the total life experience of each child is enriched.  We embrace diverse curricular and extra-curricular programs, from STEM+ initiatives to Eucharistic Adoration.  On average, our students score between two to four grade levels above their current grade level on standardized tests.  At the base of the STS experience is the strong and welcoming St. Therese community.

The search for the right school is a unique opportunity for the student and family, requiring serious thought about faith, values and priorities. At STS, students encounter a curriculum that challenges them to enhance their mind and grow in faith that prepares them for success in high school and in life.

We invite you to learn more about us and to let us learn about you. Browsing our website is a good place to start. We also encourage you to come see our school, meet students, and talk to our committed faculty and staff. What’s so great about St. Therese School?  Come and see.  John 1:39.


St. Pius X High School

With a rich tradition of nearly 60 years of strong academic and athletic programs, St. Pius X High School strives to educate each student to their full academic potential. With daily prayers and a value-centered approach in every class, our students achieve high test scores and succeed in college and beyond. St. Pius X High School earned an Honorable Mention from the Catholic Education Honor Roll in 2014.