Catholic Schools Week will take place Jan. 27th to Feb 2nd.

Over the next four weeks, the Northeast Ohio Catholic e-newsletter will feature a story on Catholic schools as the Diocese of Cleveland prepares to join students, parents, educators and alumni across the country in celebration of Catholic Schools Week.  

Catholic Schools Week will take place Jan. 27 to Feb 2. It will focus on why Catholic schools are important and what makes them a quality choice for parents and guardians. 

“Nearly 6,500 Catholic schools across the country will participate in activities within their parishes, schools and neighborhoods during Catholic Schools Week. The week embraces academic excellence, faith development in our youth and young adults, and support from our communities. Here in Northeast Ohio we are dedicated to showcasing the Catholic school difference in our own diocese and highlighting why Catholic schools matter,” said Frank O’Linn, interim superintendent of schools for the Diocese of Cleveland.  

The 2019 theme is “Catholic Schools Transform Lives: Excellent. Welcoming. Affordable.”  It encompasses the shared qualities of what makes Catholic schools work and students succeed.  

“Not only are we teaching students to become future servant leaders, faith-filled disciples and enriched citizens in our communities, educators are growing with them.  In Catholic schools, we are all learners, servants and leaders. That is a part of the dynamic for success,” shares O’Linn. 

The January/February issue of Northeast Ohio Catholic magazine is dedicated to sharing stories about how Catholic schools transform lives. The cover story, “Catholic Education: A Foundation for Success,” features four alumni from schools across the diocese. Each shares the impact a Catholic education made in his or her life and the takeaways that guide them in their successful careers today.

Below is an outline of the individual celebration days during Catholic Schools Week. The diocese encourages parishioners to join in the fun and to pray for all of the students and educators throughout the week. 

Jan. 27: Celebrate your parish

Jan. 28: Celebrate your community

Jan. 29: Celebrate your students

Jan. 30: Celebrate your nation

Jan. 31: Celebrate vocations

Feb. 1: Celebrate school staff and volunteers 

Feb. 2: Celebrate school families

OPEN HOUSE - Sunday, January 27, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. to 1:00p.m.


St. Leo the Great offers excellence in education for Preschool - 8th Grade. Some distinguishing characteristics of a St. Leo the Great education are:

  • Caring and dedicated teachers and staff who strive to help students be successful.

  • All teachers are certified by the State of Ohio. All teachers hold various levels of certification in Religious Education.

  • Basic Skills Teachers who tutors students 2 days a week in K-3rd Grade.

  • Full time Tutor serving K-8 students Monday - Friday.

  • Before and After Care to assist working families. Morning Care opens at 6:30am and After Care resumes at dismissal until 6pm.

  • CYO Program that offers sports for grades 3-8.

  • Caring and supporting Parent-Teacher Community that collaborates to put on fun activities for students and their families throughout the school year. Examples of this are, Trunk or Treat, Breakfast with Santa, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and much more.

  • Opportunities to apply for free/reduced lunch in addition to purchase a hot lunch every day.

  • CYO Sports Program

  • Summer Tutoring Program

  • Accepting Cleveland Scholarship, EdChoice and Expansion Scholarships.

  • The enrollment for 2018-19 school year in grades K through 8th is 256 students.

  • All employees and volunteers who have contact with students undergo thorough screening , including background checks and through the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation & Identification (BCI & I). For complete information on screening policies, see the revised Policy for the Safety of Children in Matters of Sexual Abuse, section 1.2 (p. 3).          

Epiphany of the Lord - January 6, 2019

The story is out! Jesus Christ, Light of the World has been born to dispel the darkness that covers its people. God’s glory appears in human form. Life on earth will never be the same again!

Father God, the star that led the Magi to the stable announced to the world that its Saviour was born. Today we live in a world that is still covered by darkness, and still needing to make that journey to the stable door. May our lives reflect your light day by day, as we seek to serve where you have placed us. That we might be the means through which others can encounter Jesus Christ. Amen