A Catholic education provides children with academic excellence enhanced with traditional Christian values. Catholic school teachers have the unique opportunity to mold every aspect of a child’s growth and development. Foremost in this development is the spiritual – educators teach the message of Jesus. Through prayer, religious instruction, liturgies, and daily interaction, students become rooted in faith.
Hallmarks of Catholic schools include high academic standards, self discipline, safety, and a sense of community and belonging. Teachers and staff model respect for all and an acceptance of each child’s talents, abilities, and personal challenges. Educators create a safe, loving environment that encourages students to believe in their capabilities and to work toward their potential.
A variety of learning strategies are used to connect with the child’s framework of understanding. A strong core curriculum based on the Ministry of Education is complemented with enrichment programs. Technology, drama, music, world language and athletic programs add to the diversity of a child’s experiences and prepare the individual for an ever-changing world in which thinking is not only a habit, but a way of life.
Parents are recognized as the primary educators of their children. They collaborate with teachers and administrators as partners in education.