Principal Welcome

Welcome to St. Susanna School, where we promote Faith, Values, and Excellence in all of our students!

We are located on US 40 just west of the Dan Jones Road intersection in Plainfield, Indiana. St. Susanna School opened in the fall of 1953, serving 60 students in grades 1-6. We finished the 2015 school year with 327 students in preschool through eighth grade. I’m so pleased to introduce you to our program!

We are accredited by the state of Indiana. Our students achieved the highest ISTEP scores in Hendricks County in 2014. 100% of our third grade students passed the IREAD test in the spring of 2015.

Our Preschool/Prekindergarten is focused on the social, emotional, spiritual, and academic growth of 3- and 4-year-old children. Children learn the basic pre-literacy and math skills through play and hands-on activities. We have a full-time teacher and assistant in each of our preschool and prekindergarten classrooms. Our primary grades continue developing the basic reading, writing, and math skills of our children through hands-on activities, songs, dance, and center activities. Third through fifth grades focus on the application of those skills by encouraging students to challenge themselves to use what they know to complete tasks. Middle school students are challenged to serve as role models to younger students in both behavior and spirituality. The skills they learn teach them to be empathetic and gentle. Each grade level differentiates instruction to meet the needs of each individual child while cultivating their faith.

Living our faith IMG_0815out loud is paramount to our mission as a Catholic school. Our students organize and participate in monthly service opportunities, whether it’s collecting food to restock a local food pantry, making blankets and capes for children in hospitals, or collecting money or items for victims of natural disasters. All of our children learn prayers and hymns and attend weekly mass as a whole school, participating as readers, gift-bearers, servers, and members of the choir. Middle school students sit with our kindergarteners at mass to model proper behavior and participation. Our school days begin with gospel reflection before prayers and end with a prayer. Faith is ingrained in every part of our school day!

Our technology initiative has provided Smart boards in all classrooms, iPads for primary classrooms, and laptop computers 1-to-1 for all students in grades 5 through 8. Our students use computers in the library to take quizzes on Accelerated Reader, which challenges students to become Reading “Millionaires”.

I invite you to visit our school. Watch children as they work together to build a Rube Goldberg machine in science or complete a math puzzle in a center activity. Join our preschoolers as they sing and dance to the sounds of the alphabet. Tap your foot to our school band playing a tune, or pray with us in weekly mass. You will feel the faith, values, and excellence of St. Susanna School the moment you walk through our doors!

– Michele Tillery, Principal