Annunciation Catholic School is a community rooted in our Catholic faith and the rich legacy left by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Kansas who have taught in our school since 1890. As a school, we are committed to prayer, the sacraments, and imitating Christ in all we do as individuals and as a school community.
The sacraments lie at the center of our school life. We attend mass every week as an entire school to be nourished at the Eucharistic table and be unified through our sharing of the one bread in communion. Our second graders spend a great deal of time each spring preparing for their First Reconciliation and first Holy Communion. Our eighth graders also spend much time each spring in preparation for Confirmation – the final Sacrament of Initiation. All of the older students go to Reconciliation several times each year, and always during Advent and Lent.
Our school is also deeply rooted in prayer, and it is our hope that though their education at Annunciation Catholic School, our graduates will not only be intelligent and innovative thinkers, but also young people with a vibrant and committed prayer life. We begin every school day with a school-wide prayer and reflection that is led by an 8th grade student and the principal. We pray before lunch and before the end of the day, and in the middle school, most class periods begin with a student-led prayer. Classrooms have prayer corners and places where students can offer up personal prayer intentions. And throughout the school year, students have opportunities to learn and pray the Rosary as well as pray in adoration before the Blessed Sacrament.
Our Catholic faith informs and shapes everything that we do as a school, and it draws our students and faculty together in community. Our 8th grade students partner with our kindergartners for mass each week because we believe that our older students should have a hand in the faith development of our younger students by sharing their faith with them and encouraging them in prayer. We also believe that teaching students pray is one of the most important legacies we can leave our students with, so prayer plays a central role in our religious instruction at every grade level.
Annunciation Catholic School is a community that believes in the importance being a Catholic school not only in name but in character. To quote Blessed Basil Moreau, we hope that through the education we offer and our commitment to prayer and the sacraments, “We make God known, loved, and served” in the lives of our students.