Mission Statement


MISSION STATEMENT

Celebrating spiritual growth while providing academic excellence in a Christ-centered environment

PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION

We, at St. Mary Parish School, in partnership with parents and the parish community believe in providing for the quality Christian-Catholic education of the whole student. We believe in providing a secure environment which fosters a positive self-image that is sensitive to societal influences, thereby enhancing each individual student’s desire and motivation to learn.

We believe that the following goals assist us in enabling students to participate in the broader community.
We will strive . . .

Spiritual

To provide understanding and practice of Gospel living.
To provide and foster a Christian-Catholic value system.
To nurture the worship and prayer life of each student.
To pass on our Catholic tradition.

Intellectual

To provide for the mastery of basic academic skills.
To meet individual needs.
To provide opportunities that will develop problem solving and responsible decision-making skills.
To develop good study habits.
To be aware of current trends and to present relevant curriculum.
To provide accurate and constructive mid-terms and report cards.

Social

To accept each student at his/her level of social development.
To provide purposeful discipline, enabling each student to develop a feeling of self-esteem that leads to
acceptance and respect of others.
To provide opportunities for student interaction.
To provide a positive school spirit.
To continue to work for communication and support among students, teachers, administration and parents.

Psychological

To provide a secure atmosphere which fosters a positive self-image.
To foster openness and support within the school community.
To assist students in coping with their ever-changing environments.
To direct families to outside professional resources.

Physical

To provide a safe, comfortable environment conducive to learning.
To comply with State and Federal requirements.
To support and enforce the dress code as stated in the Parent Handbook.
To comply with the Department of Public Health in health education and screening programs.
To provide fine and gross motor skill development.
To provide a safe play area.
To provide a health room during school hours.