Queen of Angels Catholic School is a community guided by faith. Traditional Catholic values set the standard for an academically challenging curriculum. We provide a quality education in a family-centered environment. Queen of Angels is dedicated to helping each child reach their full spiritual, academic, social, emotional and physical potential. We instill in our students a lifelong love of learning, an honorable character and a willingness to serve. Our school is an educational ministry of St. Agnes, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, St. Barbara, St. Edward and Immaculate Conception parishes.
Queen of Angels Catholic School formed when the Immaculate Conception and St. Agnes schools merged at the end of the 1991-92 school year. The school was established to provide quality Catholic education for pre-kindergarten through eighth grade students from the Immaculate Conception, St. Agnes, St. Barbara and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton parishes, as well as other children from North Huntingdon and surrounding areas.
1992-93 The school consisted of two facilities: the former Immaculate Conception building (Irwin) and the former St. Agnes building (North Huntingdon). Pre-kindergarten through third grade were available at both the Irwin and North Huntingdon sites while fourth through eighth were available at the St. Agnes site only.
1993-94 An early childhood development center for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten existed in the Immaculate Conception building. First through eighth grades were located in St. Agnes.
1993-95 A study of the facilities recommended that the pre-kindergarten and kindergarten classes move to the North Huntingdon site. During the summer of 1995, major renovations took place on the former St. Agnes convent building. Volunteer parents completed the renovation work, which included the construction of a playground.
July 1, 1995 Queen of Angels Catholic School was formally sponsored by the four parishes of the region. Bishop Anthony G. Bosco appointed the pastors of St. Agnes Church, Immaculate Conception Church, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church and St. Barbara Church as the “members” (canonical administrators) of Queen of Angels Catholic School.
Feb. 23, 1999 Deterioration of the St. Agnes building was revealed and determined unsafe for children.
Feb. 26, 1999 A parent meeting determined plans to relocate the students. Sites at Immaculate Conception in Irwin and St. Barbara in Harrison City were renovated. Mobile classrooms were put in place and classes resumed on March 8, 1999. Pre-kindergarten and kindergarten remained at the early childhood center at St. Agnes. First through fourth grades relocated to the Immaculate Conception building. The St. Barbara campus housed fifth through eighth grades.
Sept. 1999 Second through eighth graders relocated to the Sacred Heart building in Jeannette. Pre-kindergarteners and first graders relocated to the Immaculate Conception building.
Sept. 2005 Students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade entered a building purchased from Norwin School District located at One Main St. Renovations throughout the summer were completed by volunteer families of students, teachers and staff.
Queen of Angels Catholic School has gone through exceptional times. Parent and community participation, dedication and support were evident and supportive along the way. God bless all of those who have kept the Spirit alive and thriving.
We believe that:
- Catholic education is a responsibility shared by all members of the family, parish, school, and Diocese of Greensburg.
- Catholic Schools are centered in Christ’s teachings and Catholic doctrine.
- Each student is created with unique talents and intellect.
- Our rigorous curriculum challenges students to achieve their potential as they strive for excellence within the formation of the faith, academics, and success in life.
- Students have a right to a safe, positive, nurturing learning environment with mutual respect demonstrated throughout the school community.
- Catholic schools encourage students to serve the Church and the greater community, through lifelong evangelization.
Profile of Graduates
Graduates of the schools of the Diocese of Greensburg will be:
- Knowledgeable: Students have mastered a strong academic foundation and are able to apply skills, facts, and knowledge in real world environments.
- Future Ready: Students are able to think critically, solve problems, use information, communicate and innovate. They are flexible, adaptive, collaborative, creative and globally aware and are able to compete in a global society.
- Educators: Students will find ways to share their faith and academic knowledge with others.
- Leaders: Students will be able to work cooperatively for the good of all, accepting the freedom and responsibility leadership brings. They will be encouraged to act with integrity, and to make ethical, responsible, and moral decisions.
- Disciples of Christ: Students will evangelize through their words and actions.
- Problem Solvers: Students will develop their natural curiosity and encounter the world and embrace the future with a sense of imagination and wonder. They will acquire the skills necessary to conduct inquiry and research and show independence in learning. They will apply thinking skills critically and creatively to recognize and approach complex problems and develop solutions.
- Catholic Social Teachers: Students will show empathy, compassion, and respect towards the needs and feelings of others. They will have a personal commitment to service, and to making a positive difference in the lives of others.
- Life Long Learners: Students will work to build personal growth and are intrinsically motivated to continue the learning process throughout one’s life.