School History & Philosophy

History

The first school and sisters home

The first school and Sister’s homeGrad class 1950

Saint Boniface Elementary School and Pre-K, Located in Fort Smith AR, was established in 1887.

We are accredited by the Arkansas Nonpublic School Accrediting Association (ANSAA), which is an affiliate of the National Federation of Non-Public Schools. The three- and four-year-old pre-school programs are licensed by the State of Arkansas as a pre-kindergarten program facility. “Our newest addition, the two-year old preschool program, opened in August 2011”. Our school is also a member of the National Catholic Education Association (NCEA). Mrs. Jenna Thomas is the Principal.

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Saint Boniface School


Philosophy

Saint Boniface Catholic School, a community of persons gathered for the purpose of teaching and learning secular and religious matters, is dedicated to centering all phases of educational endeavor around Christ and Catholic Christian principles.

This purpose is directed toward a deeper acceptance of holiness from God in affiliation with the Sacraments, the doctrines, and the structures of the Catholic Church.

We believe that education includes not only the attainment of knowledge, but also the acquisition of values and the discovery of truth. To that end, Saint Boniface Catholic School strives to create a unique setting in which instruction in religious truths and values is an integral part of the school program.

The development of the whole person of the student (spiritual, intellectual, personal, social, and physical) is the focus of Catholic education. We serve children regardless of race, color, national or ethnic origin, gender or handicap. Saint Boniface Catholic School strives to educate the students and prepare them for their place in life as adults, instilling in them the knowledge that as adults they will be called upon to serve and to be responsible for others.

The teachers, as partners with the parents, play a significant role in this educational ministry as they daily bear witness to the meaning of mature faith and Christian living through their instruction and by their example. They teach about faith and values and openness to Christ in many ways beyond formal activity.