Principal’s Welcome

Dear Prospective Parent,

This welcome letter is very different from any I have written in the past. It has been a different year! As I reflect upon what the pandemic has taught me about St. Benedict School I can sum it up with one word: resilient. The faculty has shown that they can weather any storm. Since last March their skill set as educators has changed drastically. Zooming and using Google Meets has become second nature to them. When other schools fumbled distance learning, we scored a touchdown! This year we opened with twelve students being completely virtual. We were one of the few schools in Buffalo that welcomed students to do either in person or distance learning. Flexibility was essential and each teacher’s tech skills increased tenfold. I am so proud of how our school has not only survived COVID19 but has thrived. Despite many obstacles we continued to offer a quality and faith based education.

  • Faith – As a Catholic School, Gospel values are at the core of our mission. We recognize that each student, as a child of God, is blessed unique talents and interests and is respected as an individual. Tμrough school liturgies, religious instruction and sacramental preparation, we encourage our students to strengthen their relationship with Jesus. At St. Ben’s you can expect a loving, supportive environment where the needs of all our students are met. Family – Parents are a child’s first teachers and we recognize and value the relationship we have with our families. We actively seek feedback from our families and strive to be in constant communication. Parents, teachers, school administration and students are all on the same team, and as we work together, -pur students succeed.
  • Future – At St. Ben’s we strive to provide the foundation to prepare our students for the challenges of tomorrow. Through our technology, innovative STREAM program, and small class size, we can provide individualized and differentiated instruction with high levels of student engagement. We encourage our students to be problem-solvers and critical thinkers of the future.
  • Learning by Exploration: We believe that children learn best when they can explore. Technology, art, band, orchestra, chorus, school plays, Spanish, Chinese, swimming, baseball, volleyball, soccer, basketball, and track all provide opportunities for growth and discovery.

For more information, visit our website at www.StBenSchool.org. follow us on Facebook and lnstagram. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with questions at 716-835-2518. You can also reach me by email at mabagwell@saintbenedicts.com

Yours truly,

Mrs. MaryAlice Bagwell
Principal