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 Our Mission

​Mother of Sorrows School is an accredited teaching institution in the state of Pennsylvania, and a component of the education ministry of the Catholic Diocese of Greensburg, Pennsylvania. We embrace the mission to educate according to state and national standards, while instilling lifelong Christian values in the students. The school is comprised of a faith-filled community that learns, plays, and prays together in all facets of life.

 Our History

​Mother of Sorrows School was established as a mission of the Diocese of Greensburg in 1963, to help teach the children of the parish. Our school operated as a parish school until 2009, when it became a separate Pennsylvania Charitable Trust, as well as a regional school.

Mother of Sorrows School now supports the mission of the parishes that combine to create the northwest region of Westmoreland County, including: Mother of Sorrows, Murrysville; St. Mary, Our Lady of Lourdes, Export; St. John Baptist de la Salle, Delmont; and St. Regis, Trafford.




 Our Beliefs

Our Students
The mission of Catholic education is universal, as dictated by the Vatican, and dedicated to improving the lives of all children. Mother of Sorrows School is committed to serving all children placed in our charge, regardless of creed, nationality, and economic circumstance.

Our Faculty
A highly-qualified teaching staff is an essential component of our mission. We are committed to recruiting and maintaining a staff that is skilled and knowledgeable, enthusiastic and dedicated, constantly growing professionally and personally, and attentive to the academic needs of individual students.

Our Administration
The administration team provides crucial operational, academic, and professional leadership in service of the mission. We serve students, parents, and employees by responding to concerns in a timely and sensitive manner; maintaining a school environment that is safe, peaceful, and conducive to learning; and finding resources to maintain and expand our academic programs.

Our Parents and Guardians
Supportive families serve as the stewards of our school. Our families contribute by helping one another through development efforts, welcoming new families and assisting those in need, and participating in our PTO.

 Board of Governance

Msgr. Michael J. Begolly, pastor, Mother of Sorrows Parish, Murrysville

Father Dan Ulishney, pastor, St. John de La Salle Parish, Delmont, and administrator of St. Mary, Our Lady of Lourdes, Export

Father George Saletrik, pastor St. Regis Parish, Trafford