About Us

Dedicated Educators

We know that learning is easier when you have an excellent teacher.  Our faculty are passionate about the subjects they teach and bring this enthusiasm and Catholic faith into their lessons.

Classes From Preschool Through 8th Grade

St. Alphonsus offers educational opportunities for children in Preschool through 8th Grade.  Our low staff to student ratio gives students more one on one instruction.  Our Catholic  Faith is emphasized by attending weekday Mass, Religion classes as well as numerous Community Service projects.

Exciting Extracurriculars

We offer a variety of extracurricular activities:  music, art, sports, Bellarmine Speech and more .... options that cater to every student's interests. 

Teachers and staff

Mrs. Lisa Huber - Principal 5th - 8th Grade Language Arts and Religion, 7th and 8th Grade Math

Ms. Kristin Ruhl -  5th & 6th Grade Math, 5th -8th Grade Science and Social Studies, Computers

Mrs. Michelle Boyer - 3rd and 4th Grade

Mrs. Melanie Behlmann - 1st and 2nd Grade, 2nd Grade Religion

Ms. Kate McMillan - Kindergarten, Kindergarten and 1st Grade Religion

Mrs. Teresa Kientzy - Pre K

Mrs. Cynde Huber - Early Childhood

Mrs. Amy Hawkins, Mrs. Stephanie Thoroughman, Miss Katie Creech - Preschool Aides

Mrs. Amy Hawkins & Mrs. Stephanie Freymuth - Art & Music

Mrs. Sharon Burns - P.E.

Mrs. Debbie Stout - Cafeteria Director

Mrs. Julie Hinkebein - School Secretary

Mr. Jerry Cox - Bus Driver

Mrs. Christine Rhodes - Custodian


Important information

19-20 School Handbook (doc)


New Scrip List (pdf)


Weekly Newsletter (pdf)



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Contact Us

St. Alphonsus School and Preschool

25 St. Alphonsus Road, Silex, MO 63377

(573) 384-5305

Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 4:00pm

Saturday - Sunday: Closed

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This institution is an equal opportunity provider.