About Us

 About St. Rose of Lima School

St. Rose of Lima School was founded on September 8.1919, by the Sisters of St. Joseph. The first school building was on the corner of Market and Richland Avenue.The school later moved to West King Street, the old York Catholic High School. In January of 2001, we moved our entire school to its present location in Thomasville.  We are located at 115 N. Biesecker Road, off of Route 30.  Mass is held on Sundays at the school and our main Church, which is still on W. Market and Richland Avenue. We welcome you to visit our school.  Please call 717-792-0889 to arrange a tour or to have your child "shadow" for a day with a student.

We offer

* A Diocesan curriculum found at www.hbgdiocese.org. School curricula aligned with the PA State Standards and National Common Core Standards.

* We offer weekly Mass, Holy Day Masses, prayer and liturgical experiences

* We provide service opportunities such as Collecting non-perishable food items, Placing American Flags on Veteran graves; change for Missions, Collect mittens and gloves and baby items for needy families, and make cards for veterans, the homebound

* We are a school dedicated to providing a STREAM learning environment. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Religion, Art, Math).

* We offer a Spanish curriculum for our preschool 4 through our 4th-grade and Latin in 5th & 6th grade

* We offer band, choir, and musical performances

* We utilize Advancing Science programs in our classrooms.

* We offer extracurricular activities such as cheerleading, basketball, chess club, and United Parishes sporting activities such as soccer and baseball.

* We provide preschool for 3 and 4-year-olds and all-day kindergarten

* We offer an extended care program for after school as well as before school care

* We have bussing available for kindergarten through 6th-grade students from most school districts within York and Adams County.

* We are a Middle States Accredited school, and complete assessments and reviews

* We offer certified teachers who have current background clearances from the PA Dept. of Welfare, PA State Police, FBI clearance, and the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work: Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse as well as First Aid, CPR, and AED certified

* St. Rose of Lima Staff nurtures and guides our students spiritually, emotionally, academically as well as in their physical development. "Using our Knowledge as we grow in Faith, Hope, Love and Service"