Testimonial 7

We have been lucky to be part of the St. Clare School family for 17 years!  As Noah graduates this year and our family looks back at our time at St. Clare School, we are filled with gratitude for the staff, students, and families we have been blessed to encounter.

Back when we were looking for a school for our oldest child, we visited all the local Catholic schools.  As educators - raised in families full of educators - we paid special attention to the community of staff and faculty.  It does start with them. Their spirit (and the Spirit) were strong at St. Clare. We also saw it as a place where we hoped our God-given gifts could make a difference in the community.  What we didn’t anticipate is how the community would make such a difference for us. The friends we have made are fun, friendly, amazing, hard-working, faith-filled parents who are supportive of each other.

Our children thrived academically and socially, both at St. Clare and later, in high school and college. They were prepared. They were ready for bigger challenges each year at St. Clare and also when they graduated.  Each teacher embraced and challenged our children to be better than they were the day before. Through our difficult times, the St. Clare community embraced our family and lifted us up. Through our good times, they rejoiced with us.  What more could you ask from a Catholic community—but to walk with you as you travel the way of the Cross with Christ! (Of course, we also have great parties, too!)

With the addition of the Drexel model and the energetic Mrs. Mantecon, we see great things in the future for St. Clare School.  We know that the blessings of God will continue to guide and inspire St. Clare, its staff, students, and families. Go Wildcats!

~ Patrick & Kathleen S. (Rachel, Alumni 2011 & Noah Gr. 8)

Carla Rippstein