About Us

Our Mission Statement

St. Elizabeth Catholic School provides a Christ-centered, child-focused learning environment where Catholic ideals and a tradition of excellence are instilled.


Our History

In 1922, the need for Catholic education prompted two sisters of St. Joseph Carondelet to begin elementary instruction in two small rooms at the back of our original church with a total enrollment of 52 students.  Today, St. Elizabeth Catholic School has 29 classrooms and 479 students.  One thing that has remained constant – our dedication to providing a Christ-centered, child-focused and academically challenging education.


Our School

We invite you to navigate around our web site, tour our campus, and schedule a "shadow" day for your child. Since our foundation in 1922, we have been educators of excellence and pride ourselves on empowering our learners to be successful role models and leaders in the world today. Ours is a legacy of authentic scholarship, deep learning, active engagement with the community, and an entrepreneurial spirit coupled with a moral compass that empowers much good in the world. In a word: "excellence" in education.

We have been steeped in the Catholic faith and tradition since our inception. We proudly carry on that tradition, offering a worldview based on the Scriptures and the noble Tradition of the Church. Located in the Waldo area of Kansas City, we are community-based and service-oriented.

We enjoy a strong relationship with Saint Elizabeth Catholic Church with students from all grade levels empowered to lead in their faith. The up and coming new Early Childhood Center will exceed expectations for our youngest and our newly renovated library creates a modern, warm, and inviting space for learning, escaping to worlds around through books, and engaging with the Maker Space. Our school is on the move in more than one way, and we'd love to have you!

Unique among our many signature programs is the fact that at Saint Elizabeth School all our teachers strive to teach in ways that young learners learn best all on one campus, meeting the needs of one and of many. St. Elizabeth is one of the twelve diocesan inclusive education schools. We value the gifts and diversity we experience by welcoming all God’s children. Our campus weaves a balance of technology and practice, of writing and researching, of computation and composition, of play and purpose, of inquiry and innovation while embracing our Christ Skills.

We hope you send your child to Saint Elizabeth School. You will be investing in the gift of education for your child. Your partnerships with us will lead your child to discover that the possibilities are endless; your child will leave us moving beyond boundaries and eager for the challenges that await the next journey in education. Our mission is great, it involves everyone!