Mission and Philosophy
The mission of St. Patrick School is to provide a quality education in a Catholic environment that promotes love of God, positive self-esteem, personal responsibility, and respect for others and the world around us following the example of Jesus Christ.
St. Patrick School is committed to providing Catholic education to the children and youth of the parish. This commitment is realized in our elementary school where we strive to be an expression of the mission entrusted by Jesus to the Church.
St. Patrick School believes that every child, created in God’s image and likeness, is a unique individual. In the lifelong process of education, this child grows spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, socially, aesthetically and physically. We endeavor to foster this growth through our teaching ministry by proclaiming the GOSPEL MESSAGE of hope, peace and justice, taught and lived in a FAITH COMMUNITY that worships together and reaches out in SERVICE to others.
St. Patrick School believes that the child can better develop his/her full potential through the efforts of the total Faith Community—the parents aided by and extended through the Church and the school. To assist the parents in their role as primary educator, we provide formal instruction in religious truths and Gospel values and integrate these values in the total curriculum. We strive to maintain academic excellence in all subject areas in order to prepare the child for life in this world. Great emphasis is placed on PERSONAL SAFETY, CIVILITY, and RESPECT within the total school community – student, administration, teacher, and parent.
St. Patrick School’s desired outcome is to instill in our students a lifelong love of learning and the confidence to tackle new challenges; to develop in the child a deep personal relationship with Jesus; and foster the virtues and skills of mind and heart which enable him/her to translate the Gospel values into social action and reform.