Naming our New Partnership School – Please Rank Your Favorites

posted Dec 5, 2017, 7:24 AM by Cara Koen   [ updated Dec 5, 2017, 7:24 AM ]

The Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) for the new Partnership School forming with St. Ferdinand, St. Norbert, and St. Rose Philippine Duchesne Parishes thanks everyone who submitted suggestions for a unifying name for the new educational entity.  The PAC discussed the many options that were received, and have narrowed down the list to 6 names they believe would be fitting for the new partnership school (each campus will retain current parish name following on new name).  Here are the names and rationale for each option:

Name Option:


All Saints Catholic Academy

·        The new partnership school is starting from 3 “Saint” schools

·        We are all called to be saints

Archbishop May Catholic

Archbishop John L. May (Archbishop of Saint Louis from 1980-1992) was progressive, an educator, friendly, humble , noted for promoting social harmony and served as President of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops and the U.S. Catholic Conference. Archbishop May exemplifies the spirit and charism of St. Louis.

Fleur de Lis Catholic Academy

The Fleur de Lis (flower of the lily) is rich in symbolism, including:

·        Holy Trinity (symbolizing the Mystery of one God in three Divine Persons)

·        Blessed Virgin Mary (symbolizing her perpetual purity and her privileges of being chosen by the Trinity to be the Mother of God)

·        Virgin saints and martyrs, especially the great St. Jeanne d’Arc, the Maid of Orleans, first Patroness of France.

Holy Family Catholic Academy

With three schools and parishes coming together to form a new “family” of Catholic schools, the Holy Family is a perfect model to follow.

Immaculate Mary

Mary is our model for living a holy life of service and gratitude.

St. Nicholas Catholic Academy

St. Nicholas is the patron saint of children.

The next step is for parishioners, parents and students to rank the six name options from their most favorite to least favorite.  The top 3 favorites will be sent to the pastors for approval and then to Archbishop Carlson, who will make the final decision on the name for the new partnership school. Teachers, parents and parishioners, please respond online at this link:
Students will have a separate survey they will complete at school.

If you are not able to complete the survey online, please contact your school or parish office for a paper version.  The deadline for responses is Monday, December 18th at 3pm.