Faculty Statement of Belief

The Purpose of Catholic Education
We believe that the purpose of Catholic education is a commitment to nurturing the spiritual, academic, and social growth of students in an atmosphere that embraces our Catholic values so that they may become contributing members of society. Our goal is to empower our students to journey through the path of life with confidence in their abilities to succeed and a desire to serve God;

Student Learning and Achievement
We believe student learning and achievement is the result of a challenging yet supportive learning environment; instruction that addresses a variety of learning styles; and the expectation that all students can succeed;

Instruction
We believe instruction should include a variety of techniques in order to meet the needs of each student. Instruction should motivate, encourage, and empower students with the knowledge and skills needed to fulfill their potential;

Role of Curriculum
We believe the role of the curriculum is to serve as a guide to facilitate instruction, to provide a framework for continued growth in knowledge from year to year while incorporating Catholic values and reinforcing good citizenship;

Assessment
We believe varied assessments, formative and summative, should be used as a means to identify strengths, areas of needed improvement, and an overall understanding of concepts;
Continuous Improvement
We believe in order to have continuous improvement, we should be knowledgeable of research, current trends, employ best practices in education, and engage in professional learning communities;
Leadership for Community Building in the School
We believe that Christ calls us to serve others. Christian service is living the Gospel in real and concrete terms. Such service is to fostered and encouraged continually. We are to use our talents to help others, to reach out to those in need, and to find opportunities to serve in our parish, our school, out local and global communities;

Faith Formation
We believe that faith formation begins within the family and is enriched and supported by the climate and culture of the Catholic school;

Christian Service
We believe that Christ calls us to serve others.  We believe we are called to use our talents to help others, to reach out to those in need, and to find opportunities to serve in our parish, school, and local and global communities.