Elder High School is a real and high profile example of commitment to Catholic education. The teachings of Jesus serve as the foundation upon which the entire academic and extracurricular programs rest.
The staff and faculty have dedicated their professional lives to serving the families that send their sons to Elder. Many of our faculty have taught sons of students we had in class in the 60's and 70's. One teacher has remarked that he will only consider retirement when he finally hears, "You taught my Grandpa!"
Stability tempered with an exciting and ongoing evolution in classroom teaching techniques utilizing emerging technological tools, provides high-quality instruction. The facilities have recently undergone a complete renovation and additional improvements can be expected.
The continuity of Elder's tradition of excellence is summed up in our motto, "ALTIORA," which means "To strive for the higher things." The essence of Elder Spirit is the determination to always give your best effort - in studies, athletics, prayer, relationships and play.
Elder is a comprehensive high school, serving students from the academically challenged to the gifted. Our community service program prompts our students to become life-long activists in the larger community. Our financial aid program assists needy families with the burden of tuition. Our athletic program, supplemented by dozens of clubs and organizations, offers students opportunities to involve themselves in activities outside the classroom. "Involvement" is the keystone concept at Elder.
Therefore, with the help and support of our parents, alumni, friends of Elder and my associates on the faculty, Elder High School will continue its long tradition of excellence in the service of its students.
Mr. Tom Otten