SOUTHINGTON – After many months of planning, preparing and furnishing the facility and hiring teachers and staff, Southington Catholic School will celebrate its opening with a blessing and ribbon-cutting ceremony at 1 p.m. Aug. 23. Archbishop Leonard P. Blair will officiate.
The school will open its doors and welcome its prekindergarten through eighth grade students to their first day of school on Aug. 27.
“Southington Catholic represents a merger of the finest in Catholic educational achievements, carrying forward the Christian teachings, traditions and history of its predecessor schools: St. Dominic Elementary School and St. Thomas School,” pastors Father Ronald May and Father Nicholas Melo, respectively, said in a joint statement.
“We thank the faculty, staff, steering committee, subcommittees, volunteers and parents who have worked together, and the leadership of the Office of Catholic Schools, in bringing us to this exciting moment offering the Southington community and beyond an enhanced opportunity for the educational and spiritual development of our children.”
The mission statement of the school reads: “Southington Catholic School is a Christ-centered, nurturing learning community that fosters Catholic faith-based values in our students while achieving academic excellence. Our students will become responsible and faith-filled leaders with creative minds, compassionate hearts and the courage to act on our beliefs.”
The ribbon cutting will take place in front of the new school at 133 Bristol St. Refreshments will follow. The event is open to the public.
New student enrollments are still being accepted for the 2015-16 school year by the school offices. Information is available at 860-628-2485.