Our Mission

Sister Thea Bowman Catholic School, a ministry of the Diocese of Belleville, is committed to deepening faith in Jesus Christ, and to providing a holistic learning approach to faith development and education within a Catholic framework. Our mission is to inspire, prepare, and empower kindergarten through grade 8 students in East St. Louis and surrounding communities, to become the next generation of wholesome, responsible, and dedicated leaders of their communities and of our world.

At Sister Thea Bowman Catholic School we are…

  • Working Together as Peacemakers
  • Learning in a Culture of Faith
  • Experiencing Academic Excellence and an Excitement for Learning
  • Succeeding in the Adventures of Reading Writing, and Math
  • Growing in Inner Discipline and Creativity Through Violin, Dance, and Visual Arts
  • Preparing for the Technology of Today and Beyond in Computer and Science Labs

At Sister Thea Bowman Catholic School we have…

  • All Day Kindergarten
  • Financial Assistance Available
  • Classes from 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. with an optional Extended Day Program from 7:00a.m.-5:00p.m.
  • Breakfast and Lunch Programs
  • Bus transportation for those within the district
  • Fresh Fruits and Vegetable Program
  • Dance residencies which culminate in the Advent Program and Spring Concert
  • Home visits by staff
  • Rolling Tutor Program

At Sister Thea Bowman Catholic School we celebrate…

  • Advent Prayer Service
  • Annual Benefit Dinner
  • Annual Spring Concert
  • Black History Month
  • Catholic Schools Week
  • Diversity Day
  • Dramatized Stations of the Cross
  • Extended Day for all grades
  • Peacemaker Activities
  • Red Ribbon Week
  • Spirit Day
  • Women’s History Month

Racial Justice Statement

Sister Thea Bowman, FSPA, called on the Church and our nation to break down racial barriers that has allowed racism to continue in our country and in our churches. Sister Thea Bowman Catholic School staff, students, and families are called to a commitment to respect diversity, social justice, and the dignity of all. In that light, we pursue policies and practices to combat racism and all of the negative results that come from institutional and personal racism. We use holistic education and prayer to provide our students the tools they need to bring about racial equity in our communities for themselves and for all who suffer the effects of racism.