Our Lady of Sorrows Academy is a Catholic school owned and operated by the Society of St. Pius X, an international priestly society founded in 1970 by Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre to maintain the traditional Catholic priesthood and all the works related to it.
We have the privilege of overseeing the education and formation of dozens of children from the Phoenix area. These children come from families within and outside of Our Lady of Sorrows parish who share a vision of living the Catholic Faith to the full and passing that vision on to their children.
The mission of our school is spelled out in the statutes of the Society of St. Pius X: "Schools, truly free and unfettered, able to bestow on youth a thoroughly Christian education, shall be fostered and, if need be, founded by the members of the Society. From these will come vocations and Christian homes" (Statutes III, 4).
We receive neither government or corporate funding to run our schools, since we wish to remain completely free from any interference in the Catholic structure of our programs. Our income depends exclusively on tuition payment and donations from our friends and benefactors.
The ultimate goal of our school is to form good Catholics and good citizens in such a manner that the whole person may be submitted to the reign of Jesus Christ in the spiritual, moral, intellectual, and physical spheres. We are committed to fulfill with loyalty and dedication Archbishop Lefebvre's command:
We have to build, while the others are demolishing. The crumbled citadels have to be rebuilt, the bastions of Faith have to be reconstructed; firstly the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass of all times, which forms saints; then our chapels, monasteries, our large families, our enterprises faithful to the social politics of the Church, our politicians determined to make the politics of Jesus Christ - this is a whole fiber of Christian social life, Christian customs, Christian reflexes, which we have to restore."