Hear what people are saying about Divine Mercy Catholic School!
Coming from a Catholic school background, the question of sending my children to a private Catholic School was an easy decision. Starting with the moral issue, at Divine Mercy School is second to none. The morals are embedded in the children and will stay with them for the rest of their lives. A strong moral foundation not only helps the children in everyday decisions, but is the base of earned respect and admiration that will help them in the competitive and often brutal job market. Now let’s talk education. I strongly believe that the children at Divine Mercy School get more out of the education system by the higher daily percentage of one-on-one attention and the smaller classroom numbers. When a student gets more direct attention from the teacher , the results are outstanding and very rewarding. The school encourages parents from all faiths and has financial programs or scholarships if needed. We are very lucky to have a facility like Divine Mercy School in our county and I encourage everyone with children to take advantage of the school and give your children an opportunity to be the best they can be. You won’t regret it.
Divine Mercy School faculty and staff have demonstrated that beyond just teaching our children, they are truly at the school for the joy of building children’s lives and serving God. Each member of the school demonstrates God’s love to the children daily. Beyond basic education, which is outstanding and beyond question, the values and principles that are instilled in our children through Divine Mercy will be beneficial to them for the rest of their lives. Our family feels truly blessed to send our children to Divine Mercy School.
-Kimra & Jason Williamson
My name is Theresa Conley and I am the Coordinator of Religious Education for Divine Mercy Parish. I have worked in religious education within Paulding County for 11 years, and obviously, sharing and teaching the Catholic faith is very important to me and my family. I am happy to say that I feel we have a very strong parish religious education program – that we call PSR – and I brag on my volunteer catechists every chance I get. However, when my daughter got ready to enter kindergarten, my husband and I wanted the very best for her. We chose to send her to Divine Mercy Catholic School in Payne.
The first time I entered the school building in the Fall of 2004, I knew something was different about this little school. Every morning begins with prayer. Students and teachers offer the work they are about to do to God. They also pray throughout the day and attend Mass on Friday mornings.
I visit the school nearly every Monday. On Monday mornings — together as an entire school – we gather together in prayer. We offer prayer intentions and pray together. We’re praying for YOU – for our parish, for our community! We’re praying for those who are sick. We’re praying for Father and our deacons. And we don’t do anything else until that is done.
The values and faith that my husband and I work very hard to instill in our children are reinforced in the curriculum and the very atmosphere at the school. Students learn not only good citizenship and responsibility, but they learn about right and wrong, about Biblical principals, and about Jesus’ teachings.
For those of you here today with young children or elementary aged children, I ask that you please prayerfully consider our Catholic school. We offer preschool through 6th grade. Busing is provided for grades K – 6 from anywhere in the county.
As a parent, I love the small class sizes offered at the Catholic school. Class sizes average between 15 and 22 kids in each room, with a maximum of 15 in the Kindergarten room. Older classes have combined grades, and it works smoothly and effortlessly!
For those of you without children at home, or those of you with older children, I want to thank you for your prayerful support and financial support of our school. We can’t do this without you.
– Theresa Conley