St. Francis of Assisi School Mission and Philosophy
Our Mission Statement
Inspired by our patron saint, St. Francis of Assisi, in collaboration with the Parish, community, parents, and students, our school celebrates an environment which is dedicated to providing quality faith-based Catholic education in a safe and nurturing environment for students in grades K-8. Our value-centered academic programs empower the students with the skills to be faith-filled people, life-long learners and problem solvers, globally responsible citizens, and effective communicators.
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School is a Catholic educational community rooted in the belief that each child is made in the image and likeness of God, blessed with a unique set of gifts and talents. Each child deserves to approach life with a sense of self-worth and respect for others while developing a personal relationship with God.
Every child deserves the opportunity to develop their intellect and God-given potential and talents to the fullest. Our mission is to guide each student toward the fulfillment of our spiritual and educational goals. We hope to enrich and deepen the gifts of faith and reason in each student by promoting love of God and neighbor, reverence for the sacred as well as knowledge of truth and academic skills, balanced self-esteem, self-discipline, respect for the human body and stewardship of the environment.
St. Francis affirms that parents are the first and primary educators of their children. Through understanding and accepting of responsibility, we hope to create an atmosphere in which students, teachers and parents join together in a faith community to grow and learn.
As a Catholic school, we hope to influence students and families to be active in the areas of social and racial justice, freedom, responsibility, respect and peace. We will provide an environment that fosters a belief in the sacredness of God and of the human person as His creation living in a worldwide neighborhood.
At St. Francis of Assisi, our goal is to create a learning environment that combines structure, creativity, service and enthusiasm for life-long learning of truth, honor, justice and excellence.