1. The mission of Catholic schools is the mission of Christ and of his Church.
Our schools are actively furthering the evangelistic mission of Christ and his Church.
All members of our school communities understand the important role of Catholic schools in fulfilling the evangelistic mission of Christ and his Church.
Our school leader(s) stress the evangelistic and educational mission of our school.
Our schools are vigorously supported by the bishop and by priests.
Our schools collaborate with the home parishes of all our students.
2. Catholic schools heed Christ’s call to “make disciples”.
Our schools are known for successfully forming mature disciples of Christ.
Our school effectively teach students what it means to heed the universal call to holiness and grow in virtue.
Our formation and extracurricular programs foster the intellectual, emotional, physical, and spiritual maturity of all members of the school community.
3. Catholic schools are communities of witness, evangelization, and discipleship.
The distinctively Christian way of life is modeled, taught, and lived by our faculty and staff (i.e., they live lives of holiness, prayer, self-sacrifice, and loving service).
Our faculty, staff, and students effectively share the Gospel message in word and deed.
Clergy and religious are actively involved in our schools.
Our schools actively promotes vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life.
Students in our schools can explain (i.e., defend) their faith to others and are able to “give a reason for the hope that lies within them” (1 Pt 3:15).
4. Catholic schools are grounded in truth and Christ who is the Truth.
Our teachers integrate faith into the teaching of all subject matter in our schools.
Teaching and learning in our schools are marked by academic excellence.
Every teacher in our schools embraces his/her faith in Jesus Christ and effectively helps students appreciate the beauty and freedom of God’s truth.
Students in our schools are encouraged to ask questions and to come to know the truth about themselves, the world, and God who gives order to all things.
Students in our schools know their faith and how to apply faith to the challenges and questions of everyday life.
5. Catholic schools are schools of prayer.
Prayer is at the center of life in our schools.
The Eucharist is the heart of life in our schools.
Everyone (i.e., faculty, staff, & students) in our schools is given ongoing opportunities and support to develop an intimate and personal relationship with God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
All students in our schools know and love the saints, especially our Mother Mary.
Our liturgies, prayer, and devotions foster faith, hope, and love.
There are tangible signs of Catholic faith and devotion in our schools.
6. Catholic schools serve all of God’s beloved children.
Our schools help all student discern and develop their gifts and talents.
Our schools are accessible and affordable to all families.
Teachers in our schools accommodate differences in learning styles.
Our schools strive to accommodate children with special needs.
Our schools involve parents as well as their children in the educational and evangelistic mission of our school.
Christian charity and service are evident in our schools.
Students and faculty in our schools reach out to our community with loving service.
Contact: Rev. Steven Mattson, PhD
Contact: Sean Costello
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