Why Catholic Education?
Catholic education has always been at the heart of the Catholic mission. Catholic education, and the students who are the product of it, have been called the "greatest work of the Church". They have been entrusted with the fullness of faith and have been charged with the mission of evangelization. They are to go out into the world and share the gifts they have received, as doctors, lawyers, policemen, firemen, businessmen and women, teachers, priests and religious, all as Catholic school graduates. Catholic school graduates are a leaven in society, helping the broader community to be the best that it can be.
- Reverend Ronald J. Nuzzi, Ph.D. Director, ACE (Renewing Identity, Strengthening Evangelization)
- Catholic schools are ranked #1 in the percentage of graduates who actively participate in civic and community activities, such as charitable giving, voting, volunteering, etc.
- Catholic schools have and promote community service programs from kindergarten through 12th grade because they believe we all have a responsibility to respond to the needs of others.
- Catholic schools advocate a culture of community rather than govern as a bureaucracy. They are places where students find meaning through relationships which are nourished by the curriculum and life within the school.
- Catholic school graduates rate among some of the highest scholarship recipients for colleges and Universities because of their scholastic grade point averages.
- There is a certain dynamic at work in the culture of Catholic schools, which has the potential to develop the best in students.
- Catholic schools foster independent and critical thinking skills, while employing some of the most advanced disciplines in the computer sciences and fine arts departments.
- Extended family relationships are nourished when children attend Catholic schools, no matter what their faith foundation may be. Communities and businesses are well served by a loyal, well-educated and dedicated work force.
The word "catholic" was first used to describe the church to emphasize its universal scope. Our schools carry out this mission by serving all faiths and cultures. All are welcome and cared for without prejudice. Our schools serve children of all backgrounds and races.