813 North St. Lafayette, IN 47901 : 765.742.7913

About Us


Message from Sr. Lenore Schwartz, Principal

You, as a parent, have the primary moral responsibility of educating your child to adulthood.  The Catholic Church offers help to families by establishing Catholic schools that ensure the integral formation of children.   Here at St. Boniface, we are an extension of your family by providing a distinctive Catholic Franciscan education.

St. Boniface School is a place where faith, culture and life are brought into harmony.  Your child is a unique image of God, and all dimensions of literature, art, math, music, science including spiritual, physical and social development are important to the wholeness of your child.

School is a place of challenges.  Yet every child can enjoy success through the cooperation of parents, students and teachers.  It is our goal that your child delights in learning in order to be a good, intelligent citizen of this world and strives to become a saint.

God Bless,

Sr. Lenore Schwartz

School Profile

Description

St. Boniface School provides a quality Catholic education for students in Grades 4 through 6 in a safe and supportive environment conducive to learning.

Enrollment

126 students in grades 4 through 6.

Administration

Sr. Lenore Schwartz O.S.F., Principal

Rev. Timothy Alkire, Pastor

Faculty

Principal, six homeroom teachers, physical education instructor, music teacher, art teacher, reading resource teacher, technology instructor, counselor, Title I for language arts and math. Title III for limited English proficiency.  All teachers are State Certified.

Students

Student/teacher ratio is 19:1. Students come from the surrounding parishes in the Greater Lafayette area. Open to non-Catholic students.

Accreditation

Memberships

Accreditation by NCA CASI and AdvancEd

North Central Association Commission on Accreditation

Accreditation Division of AdvancEd

Education Department of Indiana

Indiana Non-Public Education Association (INPEA)

National Catholic Education Association (NCEA)

ISTEP+

Performance

Indiana State ranking of Exemplary Progress, highest ranking under the State of Indiana’s accountability system for K-12.

Daily Schedule

Classes begin at 8:00 a.m. and dismiss at 3:00 p.m.

Spiritual Growth

Daily religious instruction in the Catholic Faith. Holy Mass is celebrated Thursdays and First Fridays with students actively participating in the liturgy. Children in choir, bell choir and guitar group play at Mass. Religious Art Enrichment offered second semester. Service projects conducted by students for local and global needs. Family Life “Genesis” program second semester.  Monthly religious themes emphasized throughout the school year.

Curriculum

State-approved curriculum: Religion, Reading, English, Penmanship, Spelling, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science, Health, Art, Music, Physical Education, Technology Instruction, Substance Abuse, Guidance and Protecting God’s Children.

Enrichment

Education Fair: Science Experiment Projects, Spelling Bees, Intramural Math Competition, Accelerated Reading Library Program, Children’s Guitar Group, Children’s Choir, Instrumental Band, Fine Arts Festival, Purdue Convocations, Educational Field Trips.

Cross-curricular projects:

Grades 4, 5, 6 All students participate in the Saints Project with poster, presentation and costume.

Grade 4: Indiana State Parks and  Lafayette/Tippecanoe Landmarks

Grade 5: U.S. National Parks and Early Colonial Leaders

Grade 6: Science Project and Global Country Project

Technology

Centralized computer lab with 26 iMac computers. All computers have internet access and are networked within the school.  Curriculum includes keyboarding, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, application of technology skills in cross-curricular projects and enhanced curriculum instruction.

Special Services

Greater Lafayette Area Special Services (GLASS), Reading and Math Resource Instruction, Title I and Title III Instruction, Guidance Counselor, Parent Volunteer Program.

Extra-Curriculars

Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Band, Altar Servers. Children’s Choir, Bell Choir, Guitar Group

Athletics

Volleyball — Grades 4-6 Girls

Cheerleading – Grades 5-6 Girls

Little Gridiron Football—Grades 4-6 Boys

Cross Country, Track, Wrestling  — Grade 6 with CC Jr. High Team

Basketball — Grades 4-6 Boys & Girls

Soccer—Boys and Girls through local Soccer programs

Baseball — Grade 4-6 Boys through Lafayette/West Lafayette Little League Programs

Transportation

No Catholic School System bus system.  The Lafayette School Corporation provides public school bus transportation in some areas of Lafayette. Call (765) 449-3293 for more information. Carpooling assistance is provided by the school office by providing names of families living in your general neighborhood.

Extended Care

St. Mary’s After School Care @ St. Mary School available to St. Boniface students.  Monday—Friday 2:50 – 5:30 p.m.

Other after school programs are provided through the YWCA and YMCA.

Parents

The PTO works in partnership with St. Mary and St. Boniface Schools’  families and teachers. Social activities are planned to promote unity among families and staff.  The annual Donation Drive contributes to technology, library, and educational activities.