St. Anthony School was founded in 1925 and staffed by the Franciscan Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis from Syracuse, New York. The sisters served the community of St. Anthony with love and joy until 1987 when their limited numbers forced them to turn the school over to lay leadership. We owe them a great debt of gratitude, for they instilled the Franciscan charism, a joy in living out justice, peace, and service in the spirit of poverty, deep within the parish community.

Although St. Anthony of Padua changed over to a Diocesan Parish in 2010, the Franciscan spirit continues to live in our school today.

St. Anthony School exists so that the Catholic heritage may remain a lived reality in the City of Lorain. We strive to “integrate religion with learning and living.”

We share with the parents the responsibility to develop the human dignity of each individual and to stress all aspects of total human formation: fostering spiritual, intellectual, moral, physical, emotional, social, and cultural growth.

Every school year we commit ourselves anew to the growing challenges of maintaining academic excellence while building a Christian community founded on the Gospel message of peace and justice for all and rooted in service that extends beyond our own Christian Community.

In light of our philosophy and in an effort to provide quality education, St. Anthony School endeavors to:

• Encourage and inspire spiritual, intellectual, and social growth.
• Provide every student with an education and spiritual growth opportunity to become successful adults.
• Prepare students to live in a diverse global society.
• Participate in the stewardship of God’s creation.
• Place value on respect for students, staff, and parents.
• Encourage and challenge student learning.
• Enhance the idea to live as a family in God’s house.
• Emphasize treating everyone equal and with kindness.
• Challenge the students to reach the number one goal in life: to get to heaven.

In addition and most importantly, St. Anthony School strives to support, strengthen and encourage parents in their role as the primary educators of their children.

Type: PK-8
1339 E. Erie Ave
Lorain, OH 44052
(440) 253-2155

Principal: Joseph Akosi
Date of Open House: 2/1/2015