St. Wenceslaus Elementary School offers a premiere Catholic education for students in Pre-K through 6th grade and, in 2016-2017 we started a new Extended Day Program for before and after school care. The school is located at 108 N. Linden Street in Wahoo, NE, next to St. Wenceslaus Church. You can reach the school at 402-443-3336.
Quick Facts About St. Wenceslaus
- 286 Students
- PreK – 6th Grade, 2 Classes per Grade
- Teacher Student Ratio: 1/19
- Teacher Average Length of Service: 19 years
- Teachers Advanced Degrees: 40%
- Resource Teacher Available to All Students
- Saxon Math & Advanced Reading Program
- Daily Mass, Monthly Confessions
- Catholic Faith & Service emphasized in every class
- Religious Staff: Visiting Priests
- Band – 5th & 6th Grade; Music – K-6
- Cavalry Sports – Basketball, Wrestling, Softball & Volleyball
- Cavalry Robotics Club – 5th – 12th Grade
- Classroom Technology- Coding, IPads, Smartboards – K-6
- Lunch Program Available
- Bus Service-Saunders County & within 15 minutes of Omaha/Lincoln
- Pre-K Classes: 4 year old and up; M/W/F – Half Day; T/TH Full Day
- Extended Day Program: Before & After School – 6:45 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Summer Care
History of the School
St. Wenceslaus school has been an active part of the Wahoo community since 1910. When the school began it was staffed by the Benedictine Sisters for 13 years. The sisters lived in the school and students were allowed to board there. Grades one through ten attended the school at this time. The Notre Dame Sisters in 1923 agreed to teach at St. Wenceslaus and they have stayed on to this present date. The first lay teacher came in 1956 and the first Marian sisters came in 1967. The first lay principal was employed in 1973. St. Wenceslaus’s enrollment continues to grow. The enrollment had gone from 109 students in 1923 to the peak year, 1963, with 298 students.
St. Wenceslaus school remained a K-8 facility from 1964 to 1989. Grades one through five were self-contained with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. The enrollment steadily increased throughout each year. This increase of student enrollment was the catalyst for a new school building to be built in 1989. Further increase in enrollment saw an extra addition in 1995. In 1997 a preschool program began at St. Wenceslaus.
St. Wenceslaus has always had a strong academic program with the Catholic Faith being of utmost importance. The Religion Department at St. Wenceslaus has continued to be active throughout the years. Students plan and participate in weekly masses. All teachers strive to develop Christian, caring students who reach out to the greater community. Students are also involved in service projects throughout the year to help build a spirit of service and love for others.