Student Stories

Lauren McKenzie

Alumnae, St. Thomas More School

“Going to a Catholic school has shaped me to be the kind of person who is always looking for the best in everyone. My Catholic school has inspired me to be the very best that I can be, holding true to my morals, faith, values and beliefs.”

Corey Callahan

Student, Holy Cross School

“Catholic education has impacted me greatly. I have learned cooperation, kindness, respect and the ability to share with others the gifts God has given me. The things you learn at Catholic School extend way outside the classroom, and for that I am thankful.”

Joseph Kudirka

St. Bernadette Class of 2015

“At St. Bernadette School my teachers have taught me that friendships, family, and God is very important. I’ve grown to be more confident in myself, to work very hard and know I can achieve whatever goals I have. I have also learned that everyone should always attempt to welcome new people and be friends with everyone and to not leave anyone out.”

Parent Stories

Christian and Angela Davenport

“When we moved to the Papillion-LaVista area, we visited multiple schools to find one with a strong sense of academic rigor, led by a deeply committed principal and team of teachers, and provides a strong sense of community.  We selected St. Bernadette School for all those reasons. Our family was warmly welcomed into the community and our children have thrived in their academic experience.  The communication provided by Mrs. Schultz and the teachers is excellent. As a result, we always have an understanding of current and upcoming school events. The teachers provide personalized feedback, are very approachable and have a passion for education. It brings us great joy to see our children thrive academically while also growing in their faith. We have been very pleased with our choice to attend St. Bernadette School.”

Arman and Cathie Pajnigar

“We consider providing our children with a Catholic education is a privilege. St. Bernadette has consistently provided a strong faith-filled environment and challenging academic curriculum for our four children. The faculty and staff at St. Bernadette are more like family and give all students the opportunity to form wonderful friendships and grow in their Catholic faith. The confidence and values that we try to instill in our children are reinforced and exemplified on daily basis by students, faculty and staff at St. Bernadette and for this we are grateful and blessed.”

Susan and Jimmy Lee

“Since 1994 we have attended many events – first and last day of school, parent teacher conferences, Christmas and spring concerts, room parties, too many sports events to even count, and many other gatherings. Saints Peter and Paul’s faculty and teachers make every effort to educate, challenge, encourage opportunities, and practice and instill pure Catholic faith and values at the highest level. This proud and humble Catholic school has deep rich roots, a strong foundation, and many pillars that support. Saints Peter and Paul School and their families not only taught and influenced my 4 children, but also taught me as a parent the Catholic Faith and values. This school is not just a school to me, we are a village and it takes a village to raise a child. I am proud in knowing my family’s seed is also planted within the many other families of Saints Peter and Paul.”

The Lincoln family

“Our two children attended Our Lady of Lourdes school from Kindergarten through 8th grade, each receiving a quality academic education as well as personal interest and guidance from the faculty and staff there. As a result, they qualified for academic scholarships and honors-level courses at the Catholic high schools they attended. We are grateful for Our Lady of Lourdes school and the faith-filled education that our children received during the most formative years of their lives.”

Kimberly and Matt Caniglia

“Our Lady of Lourdes has proven to be the best choice we could have made for our children’s education. We have been so fortunate to find at OLL a group of extraordinary teaching professionals who care deeply about our children, both from an academic and spiritual perspective. When you walk down the halls, you immediately feel the strong sense of community. OLL has truly enriched our children’s lives!”