CORE VALUES

VALUE STATEMENT

A Community Inspiring Excellence through Faith, Learning, and Service.

COMMUNITY

We value and promote positive, healthy relationships and school culture. Teamwork, cooperation, and communication build up a community which is rooted in our common human dignity and the conviction that we are all sons and daughters of God. When we are at our best as a school community, we reflect the Holy Trinity, Who is a community of love. “For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” -Matthew 18:20

EXCELLENCE

We value and promote the good habits which are steps on the path of virtue. We are called to lead lives “worthy of the Gospel of Christ” -Philippians 1:27, CCC 1692. The gift of freedom is intended for excellence—so we can freely choose to develop our talents and give our very best. “Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” -Phillippians 4:8

LEARNING

We value and promote the love of learning and pursuit of academic excellence, confidently seeking to know the truth about God and all creation. Learning prepares our students to be good citizens of this world and the next. “Curriculum and instruction for 21st century learning provide students with the knowledge, understanding, and skills to become creative, reflective, literate, critical, and moral evaluators, problem solvers, decision makers, and socially responsible global citizens.” -National Standards and Benchmarks for Catholic Schools “Instruct the wise, and they become still wiser; teach the just, and they advance in learning.”
-Proverbs 9:9

FAITH

We value and promote the gift of faith. We then are called to develop that gift and share it with the help of God’s Grace: “The disciple of Christ must not only keep the faith and live on it, but also profess it, confidently bear witness to it, and spread it: ‘All however must be prepared to confess Christ before men and to follow him along the way of the Cross, amidst the persecutions which the Church never lacks.'” -CCC 1816 “Faith is the realization of what is hoped for and evidence of things not seen.” -Hebrews 11:1

SERVICE

We value and promote love for God and neighbor by giving ourselves in service in our family, school, community, and church. In this gift of self we discover our deepest identity, for we reflect the very life of God and imitate Jesus, Who “did not come to be served but to serve.” -Matthew 20:28a. Indeed, Jesus identifies Himself with our neighbor in need. “Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.” -Matthew 25:40b