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History & Tradition

Cardinal Shehan School has a long and proud history of service to our students, community, and to our dedication to create a peaceful world. We are the proud legacy of the merger of two remarkable Catholic elementary schools, St. Matthew and St. Thomas More Schools, with the guidance of the religious communities of the School Sisters of Notre Dame, the Sisters of St. Joseph and the Oblate Sisters of Providence. In 1988, St. Matthew and St. Thomas More merged to form Cardinal Shehan School, an inter-parish school.

The special mission of the school is to work intensively to develop peace. Teachers work with students to equip them with peacemaking skills, while parents are called upon to work with the school in bringing peace to their households and communities. “Cardinal Shehan School is creating a peaceful world, one student at a time.”