An exceptional Catholic education in the heart of Oconomowoc
St. Jerome Parish School opened in 1927 and strives to provide a Catholic value-based education centered in a loving and caring environment where learning, respect, faith and morals are intertwined.
Students score consistently high in standardized testing: the Iowa Test of Basic Skills. Inspiring and challenging academics are standard based with benchmark target goal completion for each grade.
In 2004, the Catholic Community of St. Jerome dedicated our new school building which officially completed phase 1 of our move to a new parish home on South Silver Lake Street. The building of our church completed our beautiful campus.
St. Jerome Parish School educates and inspires students to be led by Christ to be compassionate leaders, collaborative learners, complex thinkers, equipped for learning, service to community, and a committed relationship with God.
“We follow Jesus in our thoughts, words, and actions every day by learning to love, loving to serve, and serving to lead.” Student Recited Mission
As a staff, the administration and faculty of St. Jerome Parish School is committed to excellence in Catholic education. We strive to live out this commitment through our own personal development, the example we give to our students and the service we extend to family and community.
The primary goal of St. Jerome Parish School, in cooperation with parents, is to make the children’s faith living, conscious and active through the teaching of Scripture, Catholic doctrine and worship. We have a special responsibility to build community by developing a Christian atmosphere which is stimulating and challenging, positive and innovative, courteous and congenial.
We strive to provide conditions where the needs of each student can be met and developed spiritually, morally, intellectually, emotionally, culturally, physically, and socially. We strive to prepare our young people to grow in a life-long relationship with God, self, and others.
St. Jerome Parish School is a Christ-centered community learning to love, loving to serve, and serving to lead.
- To provide a Christian atmosphere which fosters the growth of a positive self concept by encouraging acceptance and respect of self and others in both success and failure.
- To enrich and deepen the child’s relationship with God through daily prayer, participation in the Eucharist and the sacramental life of the Church.
- To guide the child’s moral growth and provide opportunities for sound decision making.
- To educate the social justice in order to increase global awareness.
- To provide and environment conducive to academic excellence. This will include, but not be limited to: a mastery of basics, critical thinking and problem-solving approaches, enrichment activities and opportunities.
- To encourage students to exhibit qualities of good citizenship through school unity and positive social relationships.
- To foster the art of communication so as to effectively interact with others.
- To develop a respect for personal and school property.
- To meet the changing physical needs of the child.
- To provide instruction in the fine arts.