As children grow, they have many questions about the world…their own identities…powers greater than themselves…their relationship with God.
Catholic schools are faith-based communities where belief in God is part of the everyday environment. Our schools have daily prayer, and students regularly attend Mass together. Inspirational words and images are present throughout our schools, as well as frequent reminders of Jesus’ message for all of us.
We know the importance of children experiencing religion firsthand. Their experiences give them a chance to understand the beliefs, purposes, issues and practices of Catholic faith without prejudice or pre-conceived notions. With a firm sense of their values and faith, children can boldy go out in to a world in need of help and make a difference.
Even though Catholic identity and faith formation play a critical role in our Catholic schools, nearly 15 percent of children who attend our schools are from non-Catholic families. The parents of these children value the academic excellence of a Catholic school education and the respect shown in our schools for beliefs, values and a higher sense of purpose. Catholic schools educate the whole child – academically, spiritually, physically and emotionally.