Mission Statement

Our Mission

Saint Lawrence Catholic School, an educational ministry of Saint Lawrence parish, exists to teach the values of Jesus Christ and the Catholic Church. Knowing, Loving and Serving God is the foundation of our faith formation. Every child in our care from age three through eighth grade will achieve measurable growth in academic excellence, as well as personal and spiritual development. Diversity in academics, culture, faith-traditions and socio-economic status is present and honored in our community. We strive to help all students believe that they can be champions of their faith, become socially responsible citizens, and make God known, loved, and served.

Our Vision

SLCS graduates will positively impact God’s world as faith-filled and conscientious citizens who endlessly pursue knowledge and live the Catholic tenets of social justice and human dignity.

 

Our Philosophy

An education at Saint Lawrence Catholic School is based on the belief that the school participates in the Church’s mission to “go and teach” (Mt 28: 19-20). We operate as an extension of the family to unite faith and educational excellence through Gospel values, prayer, sacraments, and high educational standards. We believe that children are our future and that: educators, parents and clergy help to shape that future.

Community is at the heart of the educational ministry at Saint Lawrence. Through a spirit of understanding and cooperation, we join to create an atmosphere in which teachers, students, and parents can join together in the total faith community to come alive, to grow, and to learn. Our strengths come from sharing beliefs and curricular, extracurricular, and religious activities that foster discovering the unique gifts of every child.

Visitors can get a sense of the school’s culture minutes after walking through our doors; one would have the impression of entering a new environment illuminated by the light of faith while experiencing frequent encounters with Christ. As a Catholic school our goal is to influence students and families to be dynamic agents of change in society in the areas of peace, freedom, social justice and human dignity.