St. Theresa Catholic School

Principal's Welcome

Welcome to Saint Theresa Catholic School in the Diocese of Phoenix,


   On June 1, 2017 it was my privilege to join the faculty and staff of Saint Theresa Catholic School.  I found a group of educators that are caring, compassionate, faith-filled and knowledgeable who are committed to providing students a learning environment that is supportive and rigorous.  With a long history of excellence, Saint Theresa Catholic School continues to serve the parish and local community by providing an opportunity for families to experience Catholic Education at its finest.

   Early on, I learned that the definition of education is "How we pass on our culture."  I like this definition, because Catholic Education can then be thought of as how we pass on our Catholic culture.  Consider that our culture is one of a belief in Gospel values, of love and respect for others, and of kind service in the name of Christ.  Children grow and learn in an environment that emphasizes academic excellence, moral development, wellness and service to others.  The care and love of the faculty and staff nurture and support student learning.  Over generations of students, the results have been happy, healthy, successful, faithful and confident graduates who have returned with stories of achievements and accomplishments that attest to the excellent formative education they received at Saint Theresa Catholic School. 

   On behalf of the Saint Theresa Catholic School community, I invite you to consider Saint Theresa Catholic School as an opportunity for your students to thrive in a learning environment formed by the traditions of Catholic Education.  By participating in rigorous learning, liturgies, prayer, and extracurricular activities, students become confident, faith filled and well rounded learners prepared to take on the complexities of high school.  If you are new to Saint Theresa, please come and visit us and learn more about our school.  If you are returning to Saint Theresa, please stop by and tell us of your successes and adventures.


Saint Theresa, pray for us ...


Thomas D. Dertinger, Ed.D.
St. Theresa Catholic School


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