Mission and Values » Tradition


Long held traditions are a valuable part of the culture and learning experience at St. Gregory the Great School. Traditions create a sense of community and strengthen the bond between our students, alumni, parents and faculty. Below are some examples of our time honored traditions.
After the 3rd grade students receive the Sacrament of Holy Communion for the first time, they have the honor and privilege of blessing our 8th grade students, nearing graduation. For 8th graders, this is a moment to receive their blessing and reflect on their time spent at St. Greg's.
3rd grade blessing
Our Prayer Partner program matches older students with younger students at the beginning of the school year. It has evolved over the years with a focus on nurturing relationships between older students mentoring the younger students in Early Childhood, Elementary and Middle School. Prayer Partners meet once a month, sit together at mass, and participate in STREAM activities, making holiday cards for nursing homes and veterans, collecting and packaging items for the needy, and activities during Catholic Schools Week.
Prayer Partners


This annual school fair serves as the primary fundraiser of our school’s Athletic Association. A theme is selected each year and all students receive a t-shirt for this fun-filled event in June. It includes an Opening Ceremony, Pep Rally, celebrity guests, bounce houses, face painting, a magician, dunk tank and so much more. Students from Pre-K through 8th grade agree that this is the most exciting day of the school year! Teachers, administration, students, and parents come together to celebrate our school's athletic program and share their school spirit. The Walk-A-Thon supports numerous Athletic Programs at St. Greg’s, including team uniforms, equipment, referee fees and facility improvements, to name a few.

In honor of the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi, Pre-K 3, Pre-K 4, and Early Kindergarten students gather in the church to celebrate. Each student brings their favorite stuffed animal into school for a special blessing from our parish priests at church. Our youngest students learn about the blessing of animals and celebrate St. Francis of Assisi.
Blessing of the Stuffies