•We commit to educating every child in light of what is good, true and beautiful.
"Finally, beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. Philippians 4:8
•We recognize each student's identity as a unique, irreplaceable and beloved child of God.
"Bring my sons from afar and my daughters from the ends of the earth - everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made." Isaiah 43:6-7
•We affirm that every one of us are created in the image and likeness of God with inherent dignity, value and purpose.
"I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; that I know very well." Palm 139-15
•We model personal accountability and respect for others.
"Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves." Philippians 2:3-4
•We strive to help each child achieve their personal best in academics, to grow in virtue, and to develop a habit of service.
"For this very reason, you must make every effort to support your faith with goodness, and goodness with knowledge." 2 Peter 1:5
•We value our students' varied talents and abilities as gifts to be nurtured and shared.
"Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received." 1 Peter 4:10
•We promote an attitude of gratitude and joy in life that will continually bless others.
"For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope." Jeremiah 29:11
•We partner with parents in cooperation and transparency because we hold as a key tenet of faith that parents have the primary privilege and responsibility of directing their children's education.
"Parents have the first responsibility for the education of their children." Catechism of the Catholic Church, Paragraph 2223
What does this mean for parents?
•You will always be greeted with courtesy, treated as a partner, and welcome in your child's school.
•Academics are taught with time-tested methods.
•Subject matter is age-appropriate.
•No conversations between adults and children are ever kept private from their parents.
•Written parental consent is required for the administration of any medication in school.
•Discipline is handled fairly, with a goal of reconciliation and restoration whenever possible. Parents are made aware of all situations requiring administrative intervention.
•All volunteers at school activities are required to complete online Diocesan safe environment training in accord with Bishop Libasci's Restoring Trust initiative. This training includes a criminal background check for the safety of our students, faculty and staff.
•Teaching, learning and extracurricular fun are guided by the tenets of Catholicism as expressed in the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
Resources for Parents:
The Catechism of the Catholic Church
Restoring Trust: https://www.catholicnh.org/#Element3