Saint Richard Catholic School has been dedicated to the tenets of Academic Excellence, Character Development and Faith Formation since its inception in 1953. Steeped in the tradition of the Sisters of Mercy, we are committed to providing the best possible education to our students. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools as well as the Mississippi Department of Education, we follow the Diocese of Jackson curriculum, which is based on state and national standards for math, reading, language arts, science, social studies and the arts. We strive to provide a warm, safe, and family-friendly environment for all our Cardinals. #WeRStR


Teaching children to learn, love, and help like Christ in a diverse and nurturing school community.



Saint Richard Catholic School opened in 1953 with the establishment of Saint Richard Parish. The original building consisted of four classrooms, a cafeteria, administrative offices, and an auditorium/gymnasium that also served as the church building until the present church was completed in 1967. Originally, three nuns from the Sisters of Mercy taught grades one through five and a lay teacher taught Kindergarten. Throughout the years, enrollment increased, and the school expanded. Saint Richard Catholic School completed an extensive renovation in 2010 and our colorful classrooms were designed to further enhance the educational experience of our students. Today our school has over 25 classrooms, a library, a cafeteria, administrative offices, an art room, a music room, a state-of-the-art STREAM Lab and an interactive Makers Space. A multipurpose building that includes a gymnasium and three rooms for Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, built by Saint Richard Church, is also available for school activities. 


Thanks be to you, our Lord Jesus Christ,
for all the benefits which you have given us,
for all the pains and insults which you have borne for us.
Most merciful Redeemer, Friend and Brother,
may we know you more clearly,
love you more dearly,
and follow you more nearly, day by day.