Saint Francis of Assisi School to host open house

St. Francis Assisi School, a pre-k through 8th grade parochial school, located at 294 Church St. in Naugatuck, is hosting an open house on tonight from 6 to 7:30 p.m. as a way to inform prospective students and their families about the academic curriculum and extracurricular activities available.

Effective July 1, St. Hedwig will be merging with St. Francis of Assisi, and forming the new school, St. Francis-St. Hedwig School.

“I hope that every student currently attending St. Hedwig will enroll in St. Francis-St. Hedwig. I know these students and their families, and have grown fond of them. I want to continue providing them with an excellent Catholic education. I will certainly try to make the transition for them as easy as possible,” said Dr. John Salatto, who will the principal of the merged school, in a prepared release. “I also want to welcome any new families whose children have never attended a Catholic school and talk to them about the excellent academic and spiritual curriculum that we offer.”

According to Fr. Michael J. Slusz, pastor of St. Francis of Assisi Parish, the school has been educating students for over 100 years. It has a history of instilling traditional values of faith and friendship, while providing academic excellence to its students. In addition to core subjects like English, reading and math, student’s weekly programs include a foreign language, art, music, physical education, technology classes, computer classes, and a library period. Extracurricular activities include intramural sports for the younger kids (kindergarten through 4th grade) and basketball, baseball, softball and cheerleading for the older students.

“This is a very promising time for Catholic education in Naugatuck. I am confident that through prayer and hard work, we will be able to accomplish great and wondrous things in His name,” said Slusz, in a prepared release.

For more information about the school and tuition costs call (203) 729-2247 or visit www.stfrancisnaugatuck.com.