St. Theresa of Avila School became a reality on September 8th, 1959 when 276 children attended their first day of school in 1st through 4th grades. Today, we are now two campuses educating children from Pre-K to 8th grade.
The school was under the administration of the Sisters of the Most Holy Sacrament. Sister Bonnaventure, who was described as a fireball of energy and was instrumental in getting certified teachers at St. Theresa of Avila School, followed the first principal, Sister Maria Immaculata.
The school has seen many changes and growth through the years. Under the guidance of Principal Jay Sullivan, St. Theresa Middle saw the addition of the library in 1981, the gym in 1991, and the Science and Computer Lab in 2000. Due to the population growth in Ascension Parish and the growing demand for Catholic education, the St. Theresa Partnership was formed in 2003. The partnership accomplished a major achievement, allowing St. Theresa Middle to expand enrollment with the transfer of classes to the St. John campus, St. Theresa Early Learning Center was established, which later became St. John Primary.
The East Ascension/East Iberville Regional Catholic School Partnership is made up of the partner schools – St. John Primary and St. Theresa Middle. St. John Primary educates Pre-Kindergarten – 3rd grade and St. Theresa Middle educates 4th-8th grade.