Choose our Catholic Grade School Pre-K thru 8th grade

We welcome all families to consider choosing St. Clare Catholic School as an option for their children’s education and growth.
St. Clare Catholic School is a shared ministry of St. Nicholas, Corpus Christi and St. Clare parishes that begins with The Good Shepherd Preschool located on the St. Nicholas Campus and continues at the K-8 center on 3rd street in downtown O’Fallon.
We are a leading educator of students with spiritual formation at our core.

Fueling Faith & Excelling in Academics

  • St. Clare students rank among top students in the nation.

  • We have Smartboards in every classroom and have a 1:1 iPad program for grades 5th – 8th students.

  • We embrace the arts with music, choral, band and art programs.

  • We have a Spanish after school program for grades 5th – 8th students.

  • We have an amazing preschool program for ages three – pre-K with cooking, Spanish, art and more.

  • We have more than 20 different extracurricular activities for students to participate in.


A community of students, faculty, staff, parents and alumni committed to the total education of our students grades Pre-K – 8th.

Over the 143 years of the school’s operation, we have educated over 3,000 students who have gone into the world and made not just a good living, but a positive change to the world around them.

At St. Clare Catholic School, you will find countless traditions and a sense of community among the families that share common morals and values.  St. Clare provides an environment which values excellence in spirituality, leadership, and service.

St. Clare currently has over 490 students including our renowned preschool program.  This makes us one of the largest Catholic Pre-K – 8th grade schools in the area.

In line with our mission, our hope for each child is that through the value of incorporating faith formation into all aspects of their education, we are not only building smart students, but we are building strong Catholics who will lead the way in our faith as they grow.


Matthew 19:14

Let the little children come to me.


Catholic education program for children ages 3 – 5 years old.


The Good Shepherd Preschool provides a foundation for quality Catholic education through prayer, song and play for our youngest students. We are committed to encouraging spiritual, physical, academic and emotional development of each individual child through discovery-based hands on learning.

As a regional Catholic school, The Good Shepherd program provides the opportunity to bring children and families together as they learn and celebrate our faith. Enrichment programs enhance children’s experience at school by allowing them to explore learning with cooking, art and music.