As a diverse community, St. Monica Catholic School will provide the best Catholic education in a disciplined and caring environment; teaching students to invest in lifelong learning and service and inspiring spiritual growth as signs of God’s love.
Through a dedicated partnership of parish, parents, and educators, we strive to prepare our students to become productive, global citizens of the twenty-first century. Placed within the foundation of our philosophy, we share the vision and common goal of Excellence in Catholic Education.
"It has been said that it takes a village to raise a child. We have found the St. Monica family and specifically St. Monica School to be a very capable village." - St. Monica Parent
"St. Monica provides my daughter with friends, hands on classroom activities, and spiritual guidance." - St. Monica Parent
"My son's teacher really cares about his growth. She lets me know how we can work together to develop his reading skills." - St. Monica Parent
"I love St. Monica because of the individualized education my boys receive. Customizing their schedules so they can float to advanced classes has exceeded my expectations! This and so many other benefits supported by a dedicated group of educators and equally devoted parents makes for an incredible learning environment. St. Monica is absolutely the best choice we could have made." - St. Monica Parent
A Parent's Letter
Dear Prospective SMS Parent,
My husband and I really appreciate the open door policy. We love that we can visit with our kids while they learn. We are welcomed with open arms! It is nice to sit and listen in on what is going on in the classroom. If you watch for just a few minutes, you will see just how wonderful and caring the teachers are. It is also fun to join our children for lunch. It seems to brighten their day!
Next, we appreciate the extra "one on one" our children have received. Our son was struggling a little with organization and buckling down when the day would start. His teacher came up with a plan to help him focus. He has succeeded through the care and support of his teachers. As parents we feel that you will come to appreciate the teachers at Saint Monica. They truly dedicate themselves to the success of their students, just as they have with our son. As a parent, I cannot express how much gratitude we have for the faculty at St. Monica.
Self-esteem is so important for children. Our daughter was a very shy, quiet little girl going into the 1st grade. Now, she is more out spoken, stands up for herself, and believes in what she says. We believe it has everything to do with her experience in public speaking in her 1st grade class. Her self-esteem has gone through the roof. We are so amazed at her growth.
The diversity at St. Monica is so amazing! We love that our children are learning with children from so many different backgrounds. It is so awesome for them to see that we might all look different and come from different backgrounds, but inside we are all the same.
Finally, and most importantly we appreciate the spiritual impact of St. Monica. We are thankful that faith and religion are freely mixed in all areas of the curriculum. All school Mass occurs every Friday morning as an example of the constant infusion of faith in the education of our children. In closing, my husband and I want to invite you to consider fully the opportunities present at SMS for your child. For more information, contact the school at 317-255-7153. Thank you for your time and consideration.
Peace Be with You,
An SMS Parent
In the SMS classrooms, you will find dynamic teachers that inspire young minds to grow and develop. From pre-school through 8th grade, our faculty presents a comprehensive model of spiritual and academic curricula that challenge students to reach their full potential.
- Accredited by AdvancED.
- Deemed a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the United States Department of Education in 2005.
- Offers multi-level classes to provide flexibility for individual differences and abilities.
- Faculty comprised of experienced and highly qualified teachers: 54% of faculty hold advanced degrees.
- Average class size is 18 students, and we provide a comprehensive support services team to develop individualized academic plans.
- Student to device ratio is 2:1 with a 1:1 school-owned device model in Middle School grades.
St. Monica Catholic School is accredited by the state of Indiana and AdvancEd under the guidance of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. As such, data is gathered and studied in order to determine goals under the School Improvement Plan (SIP). Our curriculum is an intensive approach to learning and incorporates active student participation.