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History & Mission

HISTORY & MISSION

Three students behind a sheet to represent a shadow of Jesus on the cross.
St. Joan of Arc Catholic School opened its doors for the first ime on September 8, 1965 for the students in grades one through six with seventh and eighth grades added a few years later. Let by Principal Sr. Mary Angelle, four sisters and two lay women were the first educators of 200 students at St. Joan.
 
Within a few years, St. Joan grew to become a vibrant K - 8 Catholic elementary school serving families throughout the Chagrin Valley in the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland.
 
Committed to learning and teaching in the 21st century, the faculty and staff of St. Joan strive to develop each student to his or her fullest potential.  In 2011, The United States Department of Education named St. Joan of Arc School a National Blue-Ribbon School of Excellence. This honor is awared to public and private elementary schools where students achieve at high levels. St. Joan of Arc School was one of only 49 private schools across the country to receive this award in 2011.
 
For over 50 years, faculty and staff of St. Joan of Arc Catholic School have instilled within each student a life-long desire to learn, lead, and live the Gospel of Jesus Christ. 
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OUR MISSION:
St. Joan of Arc Catholic School is dedicated to instill within each student a lifelong desire to learn, lead and live the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Learn. Lead. Live.
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