We, the parish family of St. David Catholic Church in Arnold, Missouri, by our worship and celebration of hearing and proclaiming God's word for fifty years, in dialogue with one another as evangelizers who serve others, practice charity to build up a community of love, to enable us to grow in our relationship with Jesus Christ, for the salvation of our souls.
St. David Catholic Church is a community of faith-filled believers. From humble beginnings in August of 1963 with 200 families and no building, St. David has grown to become a strong community of over 700 families with a church, school, gymnasium, and athletic field. We gladly welcome new parishioners and visitors.
Father Charles Ferrara, Pastor
With our foundation from the original parish schools, Holy Child Catholic School is the oldest school in the Archdiocese of St. Louis. St. David and Immaculate Conception Schools consolidated in 1988 becoming Holy Child Catholic School, adopting the Mission of “A Catholic Community dedicated to the education of the whole child in an environment where the Gospel values become a way of life”. St. John Catholic School in Imperial merged with Holy Child in 2007. Now, Holy Child is the home school to all three parishes.
Students from preschool through 8th grade may attend Holy Child Catholic School. The preschool implements a center-based approach to early childhood education known as Project Construct for children 3-5 years old. Preschool options include full and half days, 2, 3, 4, or 5 times per week. The entire school staff participates in on-going staff development to ensure the instructional integrity of our curriculum.
Holy Child School offers;
A Safe Learning Environment, Founded in the authentic Catholic Tradition
High Standards-Based Curriculum in Math, Science, Communication Arts, and Social Studies
Integrated Technology, which features the use of IPADS, SMART Boards, State of the Art Computer Lab, and Accelerated Reading, and other supplemental resources.
Art, Music, and P.E.
Special Needs Resource Teacher
Hot Lunch Program
Financial Assistance is available for those in need. WE DO NOT WANT MONEY TO STOP YOU FROM ENROLLING YOUR CHILDREN AT HOLY CHILD. Please contact your pastor or the principal for help at anytime.
For more information about the school, visit www.holychildarnold.org or call the school office at 636-296-0055 ex 121.
Parish School of Religion
The Parish School of Religion (PSR) provides religious education and sacramental preparation for children who attend public schools or Catholic home schools. St. David PSR educates children from Kindergarten through 8th Grade. Classes are held in the St. David Parish classrooms on Wednesdays, from 6:30-7:45 p.m., beginning in August. Cathy Whitlock, PSR Coordinator 636-287-1551. More contact information for the previously covered catholic education programs can be found on the Staff and Organizations page.