With a new classroom, a return to the traditional governance structure consisting of the pastors of the Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes, St. Augustine Parish, and Sacred Heart Parish, and the newness that every school year brings, Cataldo Catholic School is in a period of exciting change. With an eye to a bright future, Cataldo continues to provide the very best in Catholic education in a spirit of continual improvement. Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year!
Originally called St. Augustine’s, the school doors opened for the first time on September 20, 1915. As the school evolved to serve three parish communities, the name was changed to “Cataldo” after the Jesuit missionary so important to the Diocese of Spokane and Pacific Northwest history. The town of Cataldo and the Cataldo Mission in Idaho were named after him as well as the street in Spokane and a dining hall at Gonzaga University. Father Cataldo was also one of the founders of the university and served as the first rector of the Cathedral. Named after such an important Jesuit pioneer and educational leader, Cataldo Catholic School lives a legacy of educational excellence!
Cataldo’s preschool through 8th grade education serves students well whether they go on to Gonzaga Preparatory School or one of the other local high schools. A Cataldo education is rooted in the rich history of proven Catholic educational tradition and provides a well-rounded learning program that nurtures intellectual, moral, and faith formation. Cataldo Catholic School offers the best possible education for the mind, body, and soul.
Current parents, thank you for choosing Cataldo Catholic School. Your trust in us is something I do not take lightly. We are blessed to be entrusted with the care and education of your children.
Just considering Cataldo? I encourage you to visit our school, see students learning in our inviting classrooms, and attend one of our many events! Contact us through the website or call the office at (509) 624-8759. The Cataldo community is exceptional, and I would love to have you be a part of it.
Mark Selle, Ph.D.
Head of School