2710 N. WATER ST. DECATUR, IL 62526 (217) 875-2431

It is our goal to educate the St. Teresa community to lead others, and ourselves, in a more virtuous life. We are following a "virtue of the week" program to help us refocus on this mission, and to be better examples to others in our community.

Every Monday we will share the "virtue of the week" and ask that you join us in reflecting and implementing it into your daily lives. Learning to Lead

Testimonial – Joe Good (Former Student)

There are multitudes of positive remarks that I could accurately and justifiably make in regards to how well St. Teresa High School has prepared me for college, but I will keep my remarks concise and brief in the interest of keeping myself from rambling.
I will begin with the faculty and staff of St. Teresa.  You will never find a more dedicated, caring, or gifted host of faculty and staff members than that which you will find within the halls of St. Teresa. The teachers are exceptionally gifted instructors who make it their mission to provide the best education that their nearly limitless expertise and wisdom can provide. These instructors also make it a point to always be willing to assist the students in their studies. As for the staff, their dedication to St. Teresa and its students is matched only by their skill in keeping the building and its innumerable components in excellent repair. Suffice it to say that I would not be attending Saint Louis University as a Pre-Law Scholar without the bountiful diligence of the staff and the invaluable expertise of the faculty.
St. Teresa also provides a wide variety of clubs, activities, and athletic programs for its students that foster an environment of community, creativity, and sportsmanship both within and without the halls of St. Teresa High School. At St. Teresa, I partook of many of the Drama Departments productions and developed my skills as a communicator through said productions.  I developed my skills as a leader by being involved in St. Teresa’s chapter of the National Honor Society and the Student Council. These experiences were invaluable to me because I have had to frequently draw upon both of those skills as a member of the Learning Community Advisory Board of Saint Louis University. I mention this fact to emphasize how valuable the extracurricular activities of St. Teresa have been in shaping me as a student and preparing me for life in college.
I will conclude with what I believe is the most important and valuable part of the St. Teresa experience, and that is the faith that serves as the foundation of everything that makes St. Teresa the exceptional institute of learning that it is. The faith-based learning and community-building activities that I have experienced at St. Teresa have served as lessons from which I could draw so that I could be a better person and servant of others in my community.  The retreats at St. Teresa are still my favorite parts of my years there, and I would be remiss to not mention how those retreats and other faith-nurturing experiences have helped me develop as a whole person. As a Catholic, I treasure these moments at St. Teresa above all others that I have had the privilege to experience. I can more than accurately say that these experiences were the most important and still are the most important to me as a student and as a person.
For anyone reading this, I want you understand just how exceptional of a decision you’re making in sending your child to St. Teresa, or even just contemplating the idea of enrolling him/her there.  It is a decision for which you will be amply thanked by him/her when he/she enters the realm of college (as heartbreaking as it is for you kindly parents to hear)!

With Best Wishes and Regards,

Joseph D. Good | Undergraduate, 2019 

Saint Louis University




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