Saint Rose Academy

Saint Rose Academy

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Saint Rose Academy is a private, non-profit Catholic school operated by the Dominican Sisters of the

Saint Rose Academy is a private, non-profit Catholic school operated by the Dominican Sisters of the Saint Cecilia Congregation that offers a premium education to students in grades 3k to 8th. Located atop Red Mountain and overlooking downtown Birmingham, Alabama, Saint Rose has served generations of school children since its doors first opened in 1956. With 208 students representing 143 families

Operating as usual

Photos from Saint Rose Academy's post 11/27/2023

We Still Need Your Help!

Dear Saint Rose Friends and Family, there’s still time for you to help make a miracle happen! By supporting Saint Rose Academy this Giving Tuesday, you’ll be increasing our impact and changing even more lives. Your continued generosity this Christmas season can close the gap between tuition and the full cost of education of a student far beyond the New Year. Visit or click here to give. And don’t forget to share our request on your social media!
Thank you for being the power behind this work.

All our best, Sister Mary Juliana, Principal and Christine Salberg, Director of Development


A blessed Feast of St. Cecilia! As we give thanks for her witness, we pray in gratitude for all the Lord has given us at Saint Rose Academy and pray we, like her, will be faithful witnesses of the overwhelming love of God!

Blessed Feast of St. Cecilia! As our community celebrates our Congregation's patroness, we pray that you may be inspired by her virtues, especially fortitude and charity.

St. Cecilia, whose heart burned with the fire of divine love, pray for us!

For more information on our patroness, St. Cecilia:


Thanksgiving is just over 2 weeks away! Avoid the stress and order a delicious Boston Butt that has been slowly smoked to perfection JUST for YOU! Scan the below QR code or simply click on the link to order your Boston Butt(s) today!

Boston Butts are FULLY COOKED and sizes range between 5-10lbs each.


What a thoughtful slide show from our beautiful students, showing their appreciation for the All Saints Festival. Thank you to all who came and assisted, and for all of your cake donations.

Photos from Saint Rose Academy's post 10/30/2023

Thank you, Father Sessions - we enjoyed your homily and the time you spent with our sweet students! You are such a blessing!!!


The month of November is dedicated to the Holy Souls. Please consider submitting names of deceased friends, family members, and alumni of Saint Rose so we can remember them at each Holy Mass this month. The names will be placed on our altar.

Please complete this form here ( ) for names of deceased to be submitted. Please forward this to alumni to fill out for deceased classmates. Thank you!

Photos from Franciscan Missionaries of the Eternal Word's post 10/20/2023

Saint Rose Academy is so excited to have newly ordained Fr. Daniel Sessions come home and celebrate Mass on October 27th at 9:40 AM. We would love for you to join us in welcoming him home.

God Bless you, Fr. Sessions!


I feel a special Joy close to the NUNS🙏🏽🌺. God bless you. Thank you foe giving your life for us dear sisters.

Alumni Info Sheet 09/30/2023

The Advancement Office is looking to reconnect with our Alumni! Don't miss out on upcoming events or the new digital Alumni newsletter - The Torch!

Please take a minute to click this link and update your contact information.

We look forward to reconnecting! Go Knights - Go Llamas!
Saint Rose, Pray For Us!

Alumni Info Sheet Please click the link to complete this form.


Save the Date! Our annual Night of Knights will be a night to remember!


Saint Michael, Saint Gabriel, and Saint Raphael, Pray for Us!




We are grateful for the legacy of Sister Luke and the love she gave to countless children in her 63 years of religious life. Her kindergarteners in 2006-2007 at Saint Rose Academy have graduated from college and are either in continuing education or starting their professional lives. This firm foundation is at the heart of what God is doing at Saint Rose. We will have our school Mass offered for the repose of her soul this Friday, Sept 29. Our alumni families are welcome to celebrate this Mass with us.

Sister Luke Hollerbach, O.P., a member of the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia Congregation in Nashville for 63 years, died September 22, 2023. She was 81 years old. Born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Sister Luke was the daughter of the late Florian Joseph and La Verne Osberg Hollerbach. She attended Notre Dame High School in Chattanooga. She entered the Dominican Sisters in 1960, making profession of vows in 1962. Sister Luke served as a teacher or principal in Catholic schools in Tennessee, Alabama, and Virginia from 1963 through 2006. In Nashville, she was a beloved kindergarten teacher at Overbrook School during the 1977-78 school year, and from 1987-2005. Within the Congregation she served as Subprioress of the Motherhouse from 1993 to 2000, assisted in the Novitiate from 1994-2004, and was elected Vicaress General from 2006 through 2012. Since her retirement she has taught watercolor to the sisters and supported the teaching apostolate with her prayers. She is preceded in death by her brother Steve Hollerbach and survived by her sister, Mrs. Kathy Carroll; her brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph S. Hollerbach; nieces and nephews Matt and Littany Hollerbach and their children Evelyn, Daphne, and Margaret; Ben and Hayley Hollerbach and their children Elinor and Thacher; Angie and Rick Gattone; and Amy and Scott Ingell and their children Sarah Faith and Will.

May she rest in peace!


We are so excited about the run today! We hope you can join us either in-person or virtually (see email for link).

Good luck to all our children. Run. Run. Run!




Ready.Set.Hike! We are all set with our score board. Pledge cards go out today!




Photos from Dominican Sisters of Saint Cecilia's post 08/30/2023

Don’t forget, tomorrow is PICTURE DAY! Must wear MASS ATTIRE.

Photos from John Carroll Catholic High School's post 08/24/2023

Thank You John Carroll Catholic High School!!!


As St. Cecilia Dominicans, we have a beautiful heritage to celebrate! Today marks the 162nd anniversary of our foundation. The historic picture below captures our arrival to Nashville in 1860.


All parents of alumni (and alumni themselves!) are welcome to join us for our special Mass on our All School Retreat Day celebrated by Father Paschal Pautler, OSB (SRA '10). We continue to pray that our alumni cling to Jesus throughout their lives!


Happy Feast Day Sister Grace Dominic!

St. Dominic is the founder of the Dominican Order, also known as the Order of Preachers. He was born in Spain around 1170 and became a canon regular of Osma. He dedicated his life to spreading the gospel and fighting the Albigensian heresy in southern France. He established a new religious order of friars who combined prayer and study with apostolic work. St. Dominic also established convents of nuns who would pray for the conversion of sinners and also for the fidelity and perseverance of the friars.

St. Dominic, pray for us!


Saint Rose Academy is a Top 20 School!

A Top 20 school intentionally implements Top 20 principles and practices in order to create a safe and healthy culture for all members of the school community. We strive to develop student potential to think, learn and communicate effectively.

Here is a sample from our Top 20 Workshop.
Mrs. A's 1st Grade Purpose Statement . . .


What better way than to start the New School Year by having Alumnus, Father Paschal, celebrate the 2023-2024 Faculty and Staff Mass! Thank you, Father Paschal, for delivering a powerful message, a message that we will all carry with us throughout the school year!

Photos from Diocese of Nashville's post 07/28/2023

Let us give thanks to God as twelve of our sisters will profess final vows at the Cathedral in Nashville this morning. Please keep these sisters in your prayers!


Our first Rosary Rally at Saint Rose Academy! Thanks to all the Knights of Columbus who came and to our parents, former parents, and families who came to pray in reparation to console the heart of Jesus and His mother Mary. Thank you for your witness!
We plan to continue this and do it on the 13th of each month. Hope to see you there!


A beautiful opportunity for women! Crystalina Evert is wonderful! There's still space to register!

Registration is now open for our 2nd annual At the Well Women's Eucharistic Retreat! We are very pleased to welcome Crystalina Evert as our speaker this year! Crystalina will share insights from her new book, "Women Made New" helping women to understand that they are never alone and that by uniting their suffering to Christ’s, they can change the world!

Find a full schedule of the days events and register to attend at


All are welcome to join us for a Rosary Rally at Saint Rose Academy at 6 pm July 13. We will pray in reparation for our own sins and those of our world which so hurt the heart of our Lord Jesus. We will have rosaries available as well as our new flags of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary as well as Our Lady of the Rosary. Feel free to bring your own sacred images to aid in your own devotion.

Photos from Saint Rose Academy's post 07/11/2023
Photos from Saint Rose Academy's post 07/11/2023

A huge thank you to Cathedral of Saint Paul and Father Jerabek for this beautiful new chalice for our use at Saint Rose Academy! It will be blessed and used by Bishop Raica for the first time at our first school Mass on August 15. May the Precious Blood of Jesus be our refuge! Thank you, Father!


Join us for Theology on Tap with the "Eastern" priests! Tuesday, July 11 at 6:30. The Sisters will be there!

This is a beautiful way to learn more about the Maronite and Melkite rites whose liturgies are so rich! Thank you Theology on Tap Birmingham for hosting this and Matthew Gubenski for a great night at Vecchia Pizzeria & Mercato in Hoover!

Photos from Saint Rose Academy's post 06/26/2023

Congratulation on your ordination Fr. Daniel Session. You are a shinning light for the Saint Rose Family, May the Lord bless you always!

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1401 22nd Street South
Birmingham, AL

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Tuesday 9am - 2pm
Wednesday 9am - 2pm
Thursday 9am - 2pm
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