Find Catholic Education Excellence at St. Anthony High School

by Sister Julie Ann on October 29, 2009

Among some Catholic populations, St. Anthony and urgent pleas of discovering lost items go hand in hand every day. Historically, however, St. Anthony is remembered as a powerful preacher and teacher.

img_6879.jpg“I ask that if you find anything edifying, anything consoling, anything well presented, that you give all praise, all glory and all honor to the Blessed Son of God Jesus Christ. If on the other hand, you find anything that is ill composed, uninteresting or not to well explained, you impute and attribute it to my weakness, blindness, and lack of skill.”

While invited on October 29, 2009, to St. Anthony High School, Milwaukee, WI for a vocation awareness presentation, the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity were impressed with parents devoted to this Franciscan patron who are actively seeking and sacrificing for excellence in Catholic education for their children. A friendly place of learning, Principal Romas Cruz was also at the front door to introduce himself.

Here are some findings about St. Anthony High School:

  • The school was approved to be established in February, 2009 by Archbishop Timothy Dolan and began classes on August 31, 2009.
  • The school has an enrollment of 112 students.
  • A building just north of W. Mitchell St. on S. 9th St. in Milwaukee houses the high school.
  • The school is the first new Catholic high school in the Milwaukee archdiocese in more than 25 years.
  • It is  the first Catholic high school to operate on the south side and within the boundaries of the city of Milwaukee since St. Mary’s Academy closed in 1991.
  • Parents who live on the south side of Milwaukee are able to choose a high school with easy transportation and where they can take advantage of the school voucher program

Father Hilary Brzezinski, OFM, pastor of St.Anthony Parish,  also welcomed the Franciscan Sisters and  Father John Puodziunas, OFM,  another Franciscan Friar of the Assumption Province, who joined the Sisters in interacting with the ninth grade students during their normally scheduled religion class.

What does St. Anthony High School mean to students?

50 thoughts on “Find Catholic Education Excellence at St. Anthony High School”

  1. SAH says:

    St. Anthony means good education for us and a place where we are safe.

  2. LP says:

    It means a good education for students-where you will get far in life.

  3. Govanna says:

    Being part of St. Anthony School means being part of a safe community. It means being part of a school where you can talk and be heard. It is nice to be part of this.

  4. Ariana says:

    It means I have a better opportunity to go to the college I want and succeed in my future.

  5. Miriam says:

    It means to learn hwo to respect the Lord and myself. To have good behavior and a good education.

  6. SAH says:

    St.Anthony School is learning more and more about God.

  7. GC says:

    A better chance to learn about my faith

  8. PV says:

    St. Anthony to me is a door to my future.

  9. Valeria says:

    To me it means very good opportunities-shows me to choose the right way of life and to become closer to God.

  10. Fatima says:

    It means a lot to me, because it shows us and prepares us for the world out there. It makes sure that we live a life like an important person should.

  11. Danelly says:

    Being at St. Anthony High School means very much to me because it helps us a lot in our life. It teaches us not only in classes that we need, but also we go to church and that’s what we will always need.

  12. Jacqueline says:

    St. Anthony High means a lot to me because it helps me become a better person and helps me practice my faith.

  13. Cinthya says:

    It is a very good high school that you can learn so many things.

  14. Guadalupe says:

    It is very important because it is a place where I learn and they teach me about Jesus.

  15. LR says:

    It is a second home because I come to learn and I feel welcomed.

  16. Diana says:

    It is my future and I’m very grateful that I’m here.

  17. AZ says:

    A great place to learn and understand everyday life

  18. Luz says:

    It means a lot because it is a part of my life. I came to school here and I feel very comfortable; it’s like a family here, a very friendly one!!

  19. FAH says:

    It is to be part of the community.

  20. Mayra says:

    It means a big opportunity to grow with God and have faith. Also to learn in a way that is both beneficial to my future and my faith.

  21. Anna says:

    For me to be part of St. Anthony H.S. is very special, because I don’t only have the opportunity to have a good education, but to learn more about God and to experience things that I won’t experience in a public school. For example, I also feel good to be part of St. Anthony high school because we get to go to retreats, etc.

  22. Genises says:

    Being part of St. Anthony’s means being able to understand our Catholic beliefs much more.

  23. JA says:

    This means being able to be myself and still learn as I develop many new skills.

  24. Faby says:

    It has actually changed me and made me become a beter person.

  25. SS says:

    A place where I can study and have a great future

  26. AS says:

    Well, it means education, peace and that I could have a better future.

  27. ZF says:

    To me it is a very nice community of people and the teachers are very helpful with everything.

  28. FrSAH says:

    For me, St. Anthony is near the best school.

  29. AFG says:

    Itis a place where you can hang around with friends and count on them. And it gives you more faith to get closer to the Lord.

  30. RA says:

    It makes me feel good, because you could always be yourself. The staff is always there for you.

  31. Jennifer says:

    It gives a lot of opportunities to become somebody in the world. It addition no one judges and that makes me feel very comfortable.

  32. YL says:

    St. Anthony’s is a place where I can be myself.

  33. JM says:

    Being part of St. Anthony is cool because you can be yourself and have faith in God. For me, it is a new beginning.

  34. Rosa says:

    Have a good religious education and how to have faith in our religion

  35. DJF says:

    I think it is a new beginning and with an o.k. education.

  36. Kelly says:

    A place where I can study and be a better person

  37. Melissa says:

    I think it is a good school.

  38. NH says:

    It means being closer to God, being yourself and not being scared of anything.

  39. FrSAS says:

    I haven’t been here that long, but it seems like an o.k. school.

  40. Andrea says:

    For me being part of St. Anthony is an honor because it changes my life. It teaches me new things that I didn’t know about God.

  41. AM says:

    It is a great school. I like it because I feel comfortable and relax adn I can do a lot of things and be a good person.

  42. YS says:

    It can help me achieve many things. It also helps me be prepared for my life when I grow up. I think that it is very helpful for me to be here.

  43. Marielena says:

    It is a great part of my life, because I learned what’s really good for me and how to follow God.

  44. Edna says:

    Para mi St. Anthony High School es una gran escuela en donde uno puede lograr lo que queremos y llegar a nuestra meta o al suenno que sonamos.

  45. Tashira says:

    Para mi St. Anthony High School es la meta que you siempre quise lograr. St. Anthony High School es como mi segunda casa. Estoy muy feliz por ser parte de la escuela porque aqui aprendo mas sobre nuestro Senor Jesucristo!

  46. MA says:

    Yo pienso que la escuela St. Anthony esta muy bien prara nosotros los estudiantes que van a escuelas privadas.

  47. Sister Rosangela Weiland says:

    How wonderful you have St. Anthony Catholic High School where you can go to get a good education, nurture your faith, feel safe and prepare for the future. My prayers are with you that you can realize your full potential. Hopefully more students can join you in the future and you will be welcoming to them. God bless you.
    Sister Rosangela

  48. Yesenia says:

    Open doors to a better education and a new start to my future

  49. Ivette says:

    St. Anthony is a good school to learn about God and what he did for us.

  50. Sister Sharon Paul says:

    Congratulations, how proud you must be to have a Catholic High School & the only new one in 25 yrs. Usually you hear ones closing or combining. Thanks to all those who worked so hard to make this come to reality. I’ve read your interesting comments, students and I assure you as you become adults and beyond you will treasure your Catholic education and in the future many ideas & memories will wander back to your high school days of living principles, teachers, staff and basics of the Catholic Faith that will sustain you when you need to draw on it. May your school continue to GROW! I enjoyed hearing about St. Anthony’s. Continued blessings from West Point, NE!

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