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Heather  Schlaich
Principal
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Principal's Corner

Welcome Letter

Why choose St. Charles Catholic School?  If for no other reason than Jesus tells us in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke.  "Let the children come to me; and do not hinder them, for the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these."  These are powerful words that cannot be taken lightly.  As parents we want the best for our children and aside from achieving Heaven, having a solid education should be at the top of every parent’s list.  This education finds its strength in the foundation developed during the preschool/elementary school years.  At St. Charles we see ourselves as the contractors who prepare and lay this foundation.  The education program found at St. Charles is based on religious belief, core values, high standards, and positive work ethic.  These qualities enable the students to grow in their understanding of themselves, their relationship with God, and their relationships with others.

For the last 67 years, St. Charles has sought to promote the education of the whole child: spiritually, socially, physically, and academically so that they are able to build upon the foundation that has been laid here. This gives them the opportunity to reach their full potential, not only in higher education but also in the world. The entire staff of St. Charles is comprised of certified and experienced teachers. They are able to encourage real learning that promotes exploration, student achievement, and interpersonal skills. These skills develop respectful relationships when working with others.

St. Charles is very proud of its middle-class roots, where families in our neighborhood understand that hard work is the key to success. Our students reach out to the neighborhood through experiences with Meals on Wheels, food drives, sock drives, and community service. We share our talents with the elderly by sending cards for various holidays throughout the year. Students are encouraged to contribute to society and to assume leadership roles.

St. Charles has always been a school that has thought outside the box, being the first Catholic school to implement Spokane Virtual Learning (SVL); three different levels of Preschool which each offer full and half day schedules; a top of the line computer lab and classroom laptops; Chess club; and opportunities in Spanish, Math Club, drama, choir, and band. We offer sports for students in grades 1-8. St. Charles offers before and after school care to help fit the schedules of our busy parents.

Choosing St. Charles comes with the assurance that our students will receive a strong academic education in an environment that has lasting value. Our graduates have the foundation for a successful future.