On your mark. Get set. LEARN!
WELCOME to St. Jude Center, Holy Family’s academic center offering child care, preschool, and Kindergarten through 4th Grades. We’re excited to help your student as they begin their educational careers!
*Home away from home: Start your child off at a school that feels like home, with dedicated, professional teachers who care about each student as if they were their own and who will instill in them respect for themselves, others and authority.
*Stepping into our Faith: The Catholic faith is the foundation of Holy Family. At St. Jude’s, students participate in prayer and daily religion classes, read Bible stories and learn the sacraments. Mrs. Larson also takes them on guided tours of St. Jude Church!
* Keeping up with technology: Technology skills are taught both in the computer lab and on mobile (iPad) technology utilizing various apps for their core class work. Just a few of these apps are Chatterkid, Storymaker, Mathblaster and Mathdots.
*The first steps in leadership: Holy Family’s three academic centers offers students the unique opportunity to be school leaders multiple times — the first time in 2nd grade. Second graders serve as “reading buddies” and role models to preschoolers. First Communion preparation also allows second graders to plan and participate more fully in prayer services and liturgies.
Learning above and beyond the ABC’s.
*An emphasis on faith and service: In addition to daily prayer and religion classes, St. Ludmila students help plan and actively participate in weekly liturgies. They also regularly provide service to numerous local community organizations through fundraisers and winter clothing drives. They also often bring joy to community members living in senior living centers by visiting and playing games with them!
*Academics above the standard: Our teachers are second to none when it comes to the attention and enthusiasm they bring to their students. Utilizing various resources, such as First In Math, they creatively engage students and make learning fun!
*The benefits of technology: Kids these days are growing up in a technologcial world and enjoy using tech gadgets to learn and play. To help them stay current with everchanging techology we utilize iPads, desk tops and smartboards. Our students learn the newest programs and play educational gaming apps to help them stay enthused and excited about learning!
*Developing leadership skills: Our fourth graders are the leaders of St. Ludmila. As such, they meet monthly to plan and participate in service benefitting our community. They also provide special presentations, such as a reenactment of the Stations of the Cross during Holy Week.
We invite you to find out more about Holy Family’s St. Jude Center! Contact us for more information and a personal tour.
Jamie Larson, Principal
St. Jude Center
3700 1st Avenue NW
Cedar Rapids IA 52405