Dear Prospective St. Gregory the Great School Family,
I am delighted that you have taken time to inquire about educating and forming your family at St. Gregory the Great School. Education is a very important part of the development of your child and is part of the total formation of the person.
At St. Gregory's we aim to teach all disciplines in the light of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The formation of our boys and girls into teenage Disciples of Christ by the end of 8th grade involves the entire person: intellectual, physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual. Although spirituality is a component of a well-developed faith life, knowledge of our Faith and Scripture along with an integrated prayer life and a personal relational relationship with Jesus all form the spiritual dimension of the person. We focus to offer our students what the Church has offered all people for over 2000 years: a relationship with God and the beauty of the truth of the Gospel.
I was blessed to attend a Catholic elementary school and a public high school. Both the Catholic and public sector of education do a fine job. I had very positive experiences in both settings. We are blessed in Western New York to have tremendous public schools. The one element we can give to your child's development (as well as to the entire family) that the public schools cannot offer is a sound foundation in prayer, morality and theology rooted in the Catholic Faith and tradition.
Please know of my prayers for you and your family as you discern which school is best for your family. Also feel free to call me if I may be of assistance to you as you make this decision. Thank you for considering St. Gregory's and I hope you choose to become part of our School Family. May God bless you, always.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Rev. Leon J. Biernat