I was raised in the Catholic community and I attended another catholic school for my 8 years of elementary education. When I had my daughter, Emma, I just knew she would attend the same school.......until........we were introduced to St. Leonard. Once we visited and met and talked with others, we knew almost instantly that St. Leonard was the place for us. It is literally a HUGE family at St. Leonard. From the moment Emma and I stepped foot into St. Leonard, we were welcomed with open arms. I have never felt judged, alone or that we didn't fit. As a single mother (divorced), only parent (father not involved) and raising a bi-racial daughter, the decision on where to join the parish and attend school was a big deal. The school is diverse, which I felt was also important. I also wanted to be involved. There are so many opportunities to get involved and be part of. The school may be small, but we found that to be one of the MAJOR attractions. We are involved, everyone knows who we are, Emma has met so many wonderful students and friends who have all treated her equally. The classes are smaller which means more attention for your student. I have joined committees I never even thought of before. It has given me the chance to open up and feel part of. We have found a true home here at St. Leonard and I cannot say enough wonderful things about it!!!