St. Therese Catholic School

School Name:
St. Therese Catholic School
320 Goodnight Ave. Pueblo, CO 81004

Principal: Nadine Montoya
Number of students: 137
Number of teachers: 17
Grades served: Preschool through 12th Grade
School motto: The mission of St. Therese Catholic School is to provide for the academic and spiritual growth and the development of each student within an environment formed by the values of sacred scripture and the traditions of the Catholic Church.

If you had to describe your school in one sentence, what would you say?
We are a faith-filled community that desires a closer relationship with Jesus so we can respond more faithfully through our words and our deeds.

What do you consider the greatest strength of the school?
The greatest strength is the depth of faith of our staff. We center our lessons to Gospel values, in the Eucharist, and in how we teach the Catholic faith and traditions of the Church. We provide opportunities to learn about the various vocations within the Church and be active members of their local parishes.

How do your students serve others?
At St. Therese, we foster servant leadership in our students.
St. Therese, the Little Flower once said, “I will spend my heaven doing good on earth.” Students are immersed in each grade level with acts of service that help the less fortunate. It is our dedicated commitment to make personal sacrifices to help others.

Describe how faith/Catholic identity is modeled in your school:
The staff intentionally forms their faith so they in turn, form the faith of their students. Students receive daily religious instruction, attend weekly Mass. We provide supplemental curriculum that embeds the Catholic faith into our everyday reading, writing, history and science. We begin our day with a morning prayer, pray before lunch and have a closing prayer to St. Michael at the end of the day. We develop the whole child so students and staff know, love and serve the Lord.