Faith

We believe that:

  • The Catholic school is an integral part of the church’s mission to proclaim the Gospel, build faith communities, celebrate through worship, and serve others.

  • The commitment to academic excellence, which fosters the intellectual development of faculty and students, is an integral part of the mission of the Catholic school.

  • The Catholic school is an evangelizing, educational community.

  • The spiritual formation of the entire school community is an essential dimension of the Catholic school’s mission.

  • The Catholic school is a unique faith-centered community, which integrates thinking and believing in ways that encourage intellectual growth, nurture faith, and inspire action.

  • The Catholic school is an experience of the church’s belief, tradition, and sacramental life.

  • The Catholic school creates a supportive and challenging climate, which affirms the dignity of all persons within the school community.

Therefore:

  • We will guarantee opportunities for ongoing spiritual formation for our faculty, staff, and leadership.

  • We will challenge our faculty, staff, students, and families to witness to their belief in Jesus Christ.

  • We will champion superior standards of academic excellence.

  • We commit ourselves to teach an integrated curriculum rooted in gospel values and Catholic teachings.

  • We will welcome and support diverse cultural and economic population as a hallmark of our Catholic identity.

 

Taken from the National Congress on Catholic Schools for the 21st Century, Washington, DC, November 1991