- Statement of Philosophy and Commitment
- Let the little children come to me, and do not prevent them: for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” (Matthew 19:14)
We seek to give each student religious instructions in our Catholic faith and to provide opportunities to practice that faith in an atmosphere of love rooted in Christ. Recognizing our sacred mission to the Church of the Christian Community, we work to develop in our students a spirit of inquiry and knowledge in both religious and academic subjects. We will nurture those values and attitudes, which will allow each child to become a disciple of Christ.
We will instill in our students a strong positive sense of self-esteem by providing a friendly, supportive environment with understanding, gentleness, and sensitivity to feelings. Each student is seen and cared for as a unique, precious child of God. A bond of respect and trust is encouraged to always be their best and to develop their full potential.
The administration and faculty, in partnership with the parents, maintain a structured educational program with high academic standards. The program emphasizes the development of basic skills and academic discipline with a comprehensive curriculum in the arts and sciences. The students will participate in current cultural, social, and recreational activities through a schedule of events, which enhance and expand their educational experience. While encouraging each student to fully participate in this educational process, the administration and faculty also teach and nurture the values of personal gifts and talents, personal responsibility, and academic self-motivation.
We stand accountable to the parents, the St. Norbert parish community, the school board, and the church to insure religious formation and education of each student. We affirm our partnership with the parents and encourage them to become actively involved in the educational process.
We prepare the students for the future so that they will respond to the needs of society. Charged with the mission to bring Christ to the world, the student will grow in service to others to bring about the Kingdom of God.
“For I have not spoken on my own; no, the Father who sent me has commanded me what to say and how to speak. Since I know that His commandment means eternal life, whatever I say is spoken just as he instructed me.” (John 12:49-50)
We proclaim the Gospel message and translate this proclamation into Christian action.
“I give you a new commandment: Love one another. Such as my love has been for you, so must your love be for each other. This is how all will know you for my disciples: your love for one another.” (John 13:34-15)
We build a faith community based on Jesus’ commandment to love.
“If I washed your feet – I who am Teacher and Lord – then you must wash each other’s feet. What I just did was to give you an example: as I have done, so you must do.” (John 13:13-15)
We reach out to meet the needs of others in service and mission in following the example of Jesus, our Brother and Friend.
“If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask for whatever you want and it will be done for you. By this is my Father glorified, that you bear much fruit and become my disciples.” (John 15:7-8)
We make prayer an integral part of our entire school day, humbly realizing our dependence upon God for all the gifts and talents we share with one another.
“Therefore, whoever breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do so will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever obeys and teaches these commandments will be called greatest in the kingdom of heaven. I tell you, unless your righteousness surpasses that of the scribes and Pharisees you will not enter into the kingdom of heaven.”(Matthew 5:19-20)
We walk in the footsteps of Jesus undertaking a personal transformation by participating in the paschal mystery of the Lord.