Valley Catholic second-grader Bhavika Pasuparthi and high school senior Tory Schroeder measure the height of a marigold plant grown in the school greenhouse. (Courtesy Valley Catholic School)
Valley Catholic second-grader Bhavika Pasuparthi and high school senior Tory Schroeder measure the height of a marigold plant grown in the school greenhouse. (Courtesy Valley Catholic School)
BEAVERTON — Located on the campus of the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon, Valley Catholic is a close-knit community of students, families and educators. Valley Catholic School is a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon, and the four core values are “live valiantly, strive for excellence, honor the unique gifts of each person, and celebrate God and life.”

Valley Catholic Elementary students, for the first time last year, partnered with Valley Catholic High School students and grew marigolds in the Valley Catholic greenhouse that were then given to parent volunteers. This is one part of the school’s commitment to innovative science education for elementary students. Valley Catholic Elementary School’s theme for the upcoming school year is “Kindness begins with me.”

Valley Catholic Middle School has a strong science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) emphasis. Last year, the middle school students put their advanced STEM skills and creativity to the test through the national “Future Cities” competition. Students researched and designed cities of the future.

The school offers access to a 3-D printer and Apple one-to-one iPad program.

Valley Catholic High School was honored with its fifth Oregonian Cup Award in June 2018 for the 2017-18 school year. “The Oregonian Cup, awarded by [Oregon School Activities Association], recognizes overall excellence in academics, activities, athletics and sportsmanship. It’s an honor for the entire school community as we continue to strive for excellence, and live valiantly,” said Joel Sobotka, Valley Catholic athletic director.

“The high school offers opportunities for all students to excel in academics, the arts and athletics,” said school leaders. It is “an inclusive community is built on ‘Excellence in Everything. Opportunity for Everyone.’”

Valley Catholic High School open house is set for Oct. 14.

For more information about Valley Catholic School visit valleycatholic.org.