Award Year: 2019
Saint Wenceslaus Catholic School enriches students in the Catholic faith while promoting academic excellence, responsibility to self, and service to others.
- Black/African American: 1%
- White: 93%
- Hispanic: 2%
- Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1%
- Asian: 1%
- Two or more races: 2%
St. Wenceslaus Catholic School, located in Omaha, Nebraska, serves students from Preschool to eighth grade. Current enrollment is 884 students, who are served by 88 faculty and staff. A major contribution to the success of the students is an early immersion in education. A multi-level Preschool program is available for children from ages three to five. As students progress, they are evaluated on their readiness for the rigors of Kindergarten and are assessed on social, academic, and emotional preparedness. This ensures each student is placed in a Pre-Kindergarten or a Kindergarten program, where they can start their educational journey with confidence. This gift of time for the student that needs further development has revealed innumerable benefits. Not only are the benefits academically, but students are excelling in peer-to-peer interactions, in their ability to handle the daily pressures of school, and in learning time management.
The advantage of this fluid childhood placement leads to the many successes of students as they advance through the grades. Teachers see the positive effect of this by having a class on a cohesive academic and emotional level. This early childhood program has allowed St. Wenceslaus' students to excel through their elementary and middle school careers. The evidence is superior standardized test scores, and a high percentage of students earning academic scholarships to area Catholic high schools. St. Wenceslaus is viewed as a leader both academically and in serving the needs of the Omaha community.