Why Catholic Education?
Values, Faith and Service
• Prepare students to encounter Jesus Christ and bring Catholic teachings into their lives and the lives of those around them.
• Reinforce faith and values taught at home by continuing their practice every day in school and co-curricular activities.
• Strive to foster student’s lifelong commitment of Christ-centered service to others.
• Teach knowledge and skills that enable students to function well as citizens in a changing technological and multicultural society.
• Use a whole-child approach fostering intellectual, spiritual, physical, and social development.
• Employ a curriculum based on national, state, and diocesan standards.
• Find that a majority of their students consistently score above average on standardized tests.
• Are equipped with computers, smart boards and other cutting edge hardware.
• Integrate the use of technology into the various subject areas. Provide instruction in the ethical and safe use of the internet and other technology.
A Nurturing & Safe Environment
• Teach respect and dignity of self and others.
• Administer discipline in Christ-like manner.
• Offer an education that is personal; teachers know their students as individuals, their various learning styles, their strengths and limitations, and what motivates them.
• Cultivate an environment in which children can discuss and live a value-based life.
• Invite and encourage families to be involved in the school.
A Good Investment
• 96% of Catholic school graduates go on to further their education at some of the best colleges and universities in the country.
• Catholic education is one of the most important investments a parent can make to ensure the success of a child’s life in this world and for eternity.
• Students in Catholic schools experience a culture of service which carries over into their adult lives often benefiting local, national and even global communities.
• Many parents choose Catholic schools for their children because of superior academics. The longer a student stays in Catholic schools, the greater is their achievement.
• Catholic school students are encouraged to question, to accept challenges, to make choices and to assume leadership roles.
• Catholic schools educate the whole child, emphasizing faith, academic achievement, self discipline, and high moral standards.
• Catholic schools make a positive difference in the lives of their students. These schools are communities of hope which reflect God’s love and love of neighbor.
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