Catholic students across the region also heading back to school today, some experiencing big changes. Today marks the first day of the new Mother Teresa Academy.
Mother Teresa Academy is currently in the former Holy Family School, but will be moving to the St. Peter Cathedral school building once students return from Christmas break. The school’s mission is to provide Catholic education for inner city students in Erie at a reduced tuition rate.
Father Scott Jabo, President of Prep, Villa and Mother Teresa Academy, says their goal is “providing a faith-based education for families so they can hopefully learn some good moral principles and these kids can become what they’re capable of becoming.”
“The boys are wearing orange polos and the girls are wearing blue for Prep and Villa,” says Principal Jamie Brim. “They look just so great in them and they’re proud to be wearing these new colors. Even the Holy Family [students], we’ve seen them wear the new uniforms as well.”
The Erie Catholic School System also kicking off the new year after consolidating into six schools: Blessed Sacrament, Our Lady of Peace, Saint George, Saint James, Saint Jude and Saint Luke.
This school year’s theme? “Honoring the past and defining the future.”