“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them”
While St. Ambrose is a Catholic elementary school, and we ask students to learn about the Catholic faith, every student is welcome regardless of religious affiliation. Our religious education focuses on role model set by Jesus Christ and His Sacred Heart. We emphasize forgiveness, thinking of others first and personal responsibility as ways to build character and help our students achieve their potential.
Jesus preached a message of love and acceptance, and while we provide a Catholic religious education, we would never require or force students of other faiths to become Catholic. Any student who desires the rigorous educational curriculum is welcome in St. Ambrose school.
Faith Based Education
Our Catholic faith plays an important part in the St. Ambrose experience. The entire school attends mass twice each week, and students are challenged to develop a deep and lifelong understanding of what it means to truly be a Christian. This includes understanding the sacraments and participating fully in liturgies and religion classes.
Virtue Based Restorative Discipline
In cooperation with the Boys’ Town Classroom Management System that has been in place since 2004, St. Ambrose also implements the Virtue Based Restorative Discipline program initiated by the St. Louis Archdiocese. This program aids in cultivating a positive school climate by reflecting the welcoming presence of Jesus in each person. Teachers have been trained to host class “virtue” meetings in which each student has the opportunity to voice their opinions, concerns, etc., about the specific virtue and how it relates to their lives and behavior. When discipline is necessary, the teacher speaks with the student/s about the behavior and strives to resolve the issue through prayer and understanding.