School Principal

Mr. Kevin Gawrys

317-353-2282, ext 23


Little Flower Catholic School, Beliefs, Mission, and Vision Statement

We believe Jesus is present in each and every person and, therefore, all people are precious and deserve respect, validation, and the opportunity to excel.


Mission Statement

Little Flower Catholic School, an educational ministry of Little Flower Parish, exists to provide quality Catholic education for the Eastside and beyond as it has since 1926. Little Flower is a compassionate, caring community for pre-kindergarten through eighth grade that celebrates the growth of each person. We welcome all families who share our philosophy and mission.


Our school provides a safe, nurturing environment, a challenging academic curriculum, with an emphasis on the arts, that prepares students for higher education and helps them develop into confident, responsible citizens. Following the words of St. Therese, our patroness, “Love is repaid by love alone,” we promote a dedication to the Catholic values of peace, justice, and service.


Vision Statement

Little Flower Catholic School will be THE Eastside school community where children flourish heart, mind, and soul and are encouraged to dream and achieve a better world.


St. Therese of the Infant Jesus/Little Flower Catholic School opened in 1926. For over 85 years, Little Flower Catholic School has provided a faith-based quality education for the families of our parish. Little Flower Catholic School experiences strong support by the pastor and the parish.


The teachers and staff at Little Flower Catholic School are dedicated to educating the children in a faith-filled environment. Two-thirds of our K-8 staff have or are working toward a Master’s Degree. In addition to grades one through eight, Little Flower Catholic School has a pre-school for ages 3 and 4 with both part and full-time options and a kindergarten with full or half-day options.


With three consecutive years of growth on the ISTEP+, Little Flower is recognized by the state as an EXEMPLARY school under PL221.



Contact:  Heather Rochford, Chair                 need phone

Need email

The School Commission serves as a consultative body for the pastor and school principal. The primary function of this commission is in the area of planning, monitoring, policy-making and communications.


PTO (Parent Teacher Organization)

Contact: Amy Torzewski                   357-3309

Need email

The PTO promotes support for the activities of the administration, teachers and children of Little Flower School, and benefits the school by raising funds to assist in the support of activities approved by the organization. Additionally, they seek to bring into a closer relationship the home and school with the hope that parents and teachers may secure for every child the highest advantages in spiritual, mental, physical and social education.



Contact: Tom Costello       357-8352,ext 30

Our task is to assist the school administration with a comprehensive alumni public relations plan designed to promote the image of Little Flower School and to obtain alumni support.