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 blesses 8th grade
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 with a mentoring component in Early Childhood, Elementary and Middle School. Prayer Partners 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


The Walk-a-Thon is St. Greg's primary fundraiser for our school’s Athletic Association. Walk-a-Thon boasts an Opening Ceremony, Pep Rally, celebrity guests, bounce houses, face painting, a magician, dunk tank and so much more! All students from PK3 through 8th grade agree that this is the most exciting day of the school year! Teachers, administration, students, and parents come together and share some serious school spirit! The Walk-A-Thon supports numerous Athletic Programs at St. Greg’s, including team uniforms, equipment, referee fees and facility improvements.

In honor of the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi, PK3, PK4, and Early Kindergarten students gather in the church to celebrate. Each student brings their favorite stuffed animal for a special blessing at church from our parish priests. Our youngest students learn about the blessing of animals and celebrate St. Francis of Assisi.
Blessing of Stuffies