The Arnold Family
Jason and Kelly: Oaklie (1st Grade), Owen (2nd Grade), Olivia (6th Grade)
Joined in 2012
"We are entering our seventh year as part of the St. Theodore School family and are thrilled to be a part of the community. We love that the education extends beyond the books to the virtue based programs teaching strong moral character. In addition to the curriculum, we love that the teachers, principal and assistants know our children by name and challenge them to reach their full potential. The recently renovated library, hands on projects and the buddy program are among our children’s favorite things about St. Theodore School".
The Dirnberger Family
Nick and Katie: Olivia (Kindergarten), Abigail (4 years old), and Noah (2 years old)
Joined in 2021
"2021/2022 has been our first year at St. Theodore School. We are thoroughly enjoying our daughter, Olivia, attending St. Theodore and are extremely excited for our other two children to be here. The things we have enjoyed doing this school year are; Trunk or Treat, creating our own advent wreaths, Grandparents’ Day, holiday performances and parties. Our family has enjoyed getting to meet teachers and families from our daughter’s class after Mass on Sunday. Watching our daughter grow academically, spiritually and socially has been a wonderful blessing. We know all of that could not be done if it was not for her amazing teacher at St. Theodore. Catholic education has played a major role in our lives growing up and we can’t wait to see what it has in store for our children".
The Hemmer Family
Brian and Bridget: Alex (Class of 2012), Ethan (Class of 2014), Ellie (Class of 2017), Audrey & Abigail (Class of 2020),
Emmett & Evelyn (5th Grade)
"Our family has been parishioners for 25 years (Brian is a life-long parishioner) and a St. Theodore school family for 18 years. St. Theodore has been not only our parish, but also our family. The teachers, parents, and parishioners have been there for our family from when we had one child in school, to five in school, and now to our last two! We feel so very blessed to know that our family roots are entrenched in St. Theodore. The faith formation and academics that our children have received has been stellar. St. Theodore helped to prepare our oldest children for the rigor and challenges that high school, college, and now the working world entail!"
The Ramshaw Family
Eric and Miranda: Kenneth (3rd Grade), Carson (2nd Grade), and Ronald (Pre-k 3)
"We had always desired a Catholic education for our 3 boys. St Theodore has made this possible for us. In 2019 we transferred from Wentzville School District in search of a smaller structured learning environment. Catholic education decision was easy, pulling our boys from all they had known was not. We did not know what we were missing until we had it! The structure based in Catholic faith , virtues, and education is at the forefront of St Theodore.
Within the first two weeks we saw a significant change in our boys, the entire demeanor in our household had changed , we knew that we had made the right decision. The teaching staff at St. Theodore has a true determination for your kids to learn in a productive and safe learning environment striving for excellence and success, which they make attainable for each and every student. Everyone from the teaching staff strives to help your kids learn and be successful. Each month they focus on a new virtue. Seeing these shine through our boys is a true blessing. Having them rooted in our faith and not going to PSR once a week has been wonderful!
We love that the older kids are involved in the daily routines of school such as helping getting the littles into preschool, opening doors, and being part of the aftercare program. It truly is a community. We have met so many wonderful family's and made friendships that we feel will last a lifetime. Our boys are happy and learning each and everyday. We love that we can be evolved at all times within the school and parish activities. From in school activities such as volunteering in the library or for recess duty to fall festival and VBS. The parishioners here are wonderful and have been so welcoming to our family.
In all of the uncertainty and stresses of wondering if you are making the right decision this community puts your fears at ease. St. Theodore has so much to offer in Catholic Faith, Education, Community and Excellence. St Theodore has been true blessing for us!"
The Wolf Family
Richard and Melissa: Clara (4th Grade), Dillon (2nd Grade), and Cameron (Kindergarten)
"We enrolled our children at St. Theodore in 2020 after experiencing all of the uncertainty of Covid protocols. We'd sent them to another Catholic school since 2015, then home schooled for the 2020-21 school year. We didn't want to deal with mask mandates and potential of virtual learning.
After touring the school, a weight was lifted. We were pleasantly surprised at what a small school could offer. The teachers and staff were very welcoming and there was a family feel to it all. Once enrolled, we automatically began to receive weekly update emails and in Fr. Fonseca's end of year message to the school families, he praised the staff and families for working together to keep everyone safe while providing in person education and emphasized the parents as the first educators of the children. This validated our decision.
Now, halfway into our first year, we're so happy we've joined St. Theodore. Our children are thriving. We couldn't be happier with the quality of education, the dedication of the teachers and staff and the access we have as parents. We attend class parties, school mass, volunteer at recess and school events and enjoyed the Christmas program.
St Theodore is a wonderful little school that provides our children a Catholic faith based education that challenges them everyday. We are very blessed to have the opportunity to be a part of this community".