“Let it be known to all who enter here that Jesus Christ is the reason for this school, the unseen but ever-present teacher in all its classes, the model of its faculty, and the inspiration for its students.”
What is the difference? Our students are people of action, prayer, reflection, and service. This is not because of a program or theme. The reason Catholic schools produce amazing students is their focus on a developing a personal relationship with the person of Jesus Christ. While research has shown that Catholic school students have higher Mass attendance rates and religious vocations, the impact is not represented in statistics. Our students focus on service, tolerance, and faith in all subjects. This focus produces the leaders of tomorrow that will shape the world in the image of God.
Our schools have an active partnership with parents whose fundamental concern is the spiritual and academic education of their children (WCEA, 2012). This partnership creates a deeper school community that drives success in every student. This community produces a service oriented outreach to Church and the civic community to walk as Jesus did. Jesus Christ said, “I have given you an example so that you may copy what I have done to you” (John 13:15).
In addition, students will be immersed in the Catholic faith through instruction, Mass, sacraments, and prayer. While every school is unapologetically dedicated to the faith, it is also a place of tolerance that is open to students from every culture. Non-Catholic students will be educated in the faith, but they will not be pressured into becoming Catholic. Catholic schools celebrate diversity and understand that we can only grow from understanding each other.
Catholic schools are focused on the development of the whole child to create students who think “differently” than their peers from non-Catholic schools. To see the “difference”, please set up a tour with your local Catholic school.