Where Futures are Formed

Where Futures Are Formed

The primary reasons parents give for sending their children to Catholic schools are academic excellence, emphasis on Catholic values, healthy social relationships and a supportive educational environment.

A Catholic education means…

College-bound peers
The vast majority of all elementary and secondary Catholic school graduates go to college. 99% of Catholic secondary school students graduate and 97% go on to college. At Catholic schools, your child develops childhood bonds with children who share the same values for their future. Preparation for college is a clear goal and Catholic school graduates are often pursued by prestigious colleges.

The emphasis on external discipline in Catholic schools is intended to teach internal self-discipline. Students are expected to accept responsibility for their actions, to respect others and to make good decisions in the context of their faith experience.

Christ as a model
The goal of a Catholic education is to help children mature into Christ-like people. Students are encouraged to recognize the presence of Christ in themselves and others. The religious formation of children begun at home is continued in Catholic school.

A safe, supportive environment
Reverence for the human dignity of every person comes from recognizing Christ in self and others. More than “Drug-free zones” or “Gun-free zones,” Catholic schools strive to be “Christ-centered zones.”

High expectations
Catholic school teachers expect every student to achieve excellence. Over time, Catholic school students come to internalize this value, enhancing their self-esteem.

Committed parents
Parents are a child’s first teacher. At Catholic schools, parents take an active role in their children’s education. The school supports families and works with them for the benefit of their child/children. When problems come up, parents are contacted and asked, “How can we work together to solve this problem?”

When you send your child to a Catholic school, your family becomes members of a special community. Like your children, you and your family will be enriched by the opportunity to grow in faith.