Butler’s St. Anthony School Recognized for Excellence

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BUTLER, N.J. — St. Anthony of Padua School here has been named a “Star School” by the Diocese of Paterson, N.J..

One of three such schools in the area, star schools are recognized for “providing excellence in a faith-filled educational program.”

The announcement was made in May during the diocese’s spring principals convocation in Wayne, N.J. Star schools are on the cutting edge of education, according to the diocese, and promote high student achievement and identify student needs.

Principal Felicia Goodness was quoted in The Beacon local newspaper as saying, “Making sure that our students have the best possible chance to gain both knowledge and incorporate the higher educational goals of synthesizing and evaluating information have been key elements in our approach.”

Star schools are given a $1,000 award.

Pastor of the affiliated St. Anthony Church is Thomas Hartle, OFM.