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Southern Tier Catholic School’s Relocation to St. John’s in Olean is a Success


Brittany Nichols Takes Over as Principal, Bishop Fisher to Visit and Bless School on Thursday 9/14 at Noon

[Olean NY, 8/12/2023] – Southern Tier Catholic School has successfully reopened for the 23-24 school year and the first week of school at the St John’s campus is already in the books. We are off to a great start! With this move comes exciting changes for our school, including the appointment of Brittany Nichols as our new Principal. Ms. Nichols has been teaching for the past 9 years with the last 5 being the kindergarten teacher here at Walsh/STCS. She has a degree in early childhood education and taught at a private Christian School in Bradford Pa. before joining STCS. Ms. Nichols held the Head of Elementary position last year at STCS and has been an active member of the Parent Teacher Association.

We are also honored to announce that Bishop Micheal Fisher will be visiting to celebrate a grand re-opening Mass on Thursday, September 14th, at noon in St. Johns Church. Blessing of the school and a light refreshment reception to follow. All are welcome to attend.

The relocation to St. John’s has been a remarkable journey for Southern Tier Catholic School, and it has been made possible by the unwavering support of our dedicated staff, parents, students, benefactors, and the local community. The new location offers a vibrant atmosphere that will enhance the educational experience for our students. “We are incredibly grateful for the support we have received from the St. John’s community and beyond during this transition,” said Principal Brittany Nichols. “We look forward to a bright future in our new location, where we will continue to provide a faith-based, academically rigorous education that fosters the growth of our students in a nurturing and caring environment.”

Media, community members, parents, and alumni are all invited to join us for this momentous occasion as we welcome Bishop Fisher and celebrate our successful relocation.

Please join us on Thursday, September 14th, at noon at the Southern Tier Catholic School, located at 921 N. Union St. Olean NY 14760. Your presence will be greatly appreciated as we mark this significant milestone in our school’s history.

About Southern Tier Catholic School: Southern Tier Catholic School is a welcoming faith-based educational institution dedicated to providing a well-rounded and nurturing learning environment to students of all faiths. Our mission is to foster academic excellence, spiritual growth, and community engagement while instilling Catholic values in our students.

Enrollment Open for the 2023-24 School Year

Furthermore, enrollment for Montessori through 8th grade students at Southern Tier Catholic School is now open for the 2023-24 school year. Families interested in providing their children with an exceptional educational experience are encouraged to schedule a tour or to enroll, visiting We extend our sincere gratitude to our community for their continued support and enthusiasm as we embrace change and growth. Together, we are shaping the future of Southern Tier Catholic School / Archbishop Walsh.

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