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.
St. David and Immaculate Conception Schools consolidated in 1988 becoming Holy Child Catholic School. St. John Catholic School in Imperial merged with Holy Child School in 2007. Holy Child Catholic School is the home school to all three parishes.
Holy Child serves children from preschool through 8th grade. Students in kindergarten through 8th grade attend classes on the campus of Immaculate Conception Parish. The preschool students moved to the campus of St. David in the fall of 2011 to accommodate the increased enrollment throughout the entire school. The preschool implements a center-based approach to early childhood education known as Project Construct. The preschool currently offers programs for three, four, and five year old children. Options include full and half days, 2, 3, 4, or 5 times per week. The entire staff participates in on-going staff development to ensure the instructional integrity of our program model. Our goal is to provide a sound instructional model where students can learn and grow at a young age in a Catholic environment.
The Mission of Holy Child Catholic School
“A Catholic Community dedicated to the education of the whole child in an environment where the Gospel values become a way of life”.
Holy Child School offers;
A Safe Learning Environment, Founded in Catholic Traditions
Standards-Based Curriculum in the Core Content Areas of 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. Students use both Apple and PC Platforms in their learning.
Art, Music, and P.E.
Special Needs Resource Teacher
Hot Lunch Program
Financial Assistance is available for those who qualify.
The professional staff participates in a minimum of 24 hours of staff development annually. For more information about the school, visit www.holychildarnold.org or call the school office at 636-296-0055. For more information about the preschool call 636-287-1457.
Parish School of Religion classes (P.S.R.) are held on Wednesday evenings through the school year in the classrooms attached to St. David. More contact information for the previously covered catholic education programs can be found on the Staff and Organizations page.