What are the benefits to attending a Catholic school? In addition to the academic excellence, in Catholic schools and at St. Jude in particular, we pride ourselves on preparing the whole person, academically, emotionally and spiritually. Our students live their faith each and every day. Catholic School is the whole package. Academically, our student performance is consistently at the top. We are able to provide differentiated instruction to meet the needs of each individual student. Our students are thoroughly prepared for the academic rigor they will encounter in high school, while also setting them on the lifelong path of faith and servant leadership.