Mission and Philosophy
This statement is a position taken by the Pastor, faculty, staff, parents and school board regarding beliefs, goals, and practices which give vision and direction to all that concern our parish school.
We believe that each child is a unique individual with his or her own special dignity created in the image and likeness of God. Each child has been given talent to develop and use. The child’s growth and development should be expanded in such a way that he/she will be able to contribute to the welfare of our American society. In an atmosphere permeated with Christian values, the pupil will learn respect for themselves, others, and God. The school will make every endeavor to help each pupil see his/her own uniqueness, strengths and weaknesses; accept responsibility for his/her own individual life and actions, as well as having a sense of responsibility for the well-being of others.
The school, recognizing the primary role of parents in the education of their children, will assist them in their God-given responsibilities by reinforcing family and Christian values and by guaranteeing excellence in training their children in the faith and practice of the Catholic Church. By assisting each child to become a more accepting and responsible individual, the school will attempt to build a better society and bring about peace and justice.
Mindful of our uniqueness, the school will endeavor to impart a quality of instruction that stresses excellence. Emphasis will be placed on cooperation rather than competition. Learning opportunities will challenge pupils’ talents for greater growth and development. The school will train its students in an appreciation of the dignity and sacredness of all. Self-discipline will be encouraged and demanded. We believe that each child is of incalculable worth and has the right to the opportunity for complete human growth.
We invite and call upon all associated with St. Pius Catholic School to promote the progress of our children. By signing the school covenant, we join in maintaining and increasing the academic excellence, sense of respect, Christian values and commitment which characterize our school through our school mission … with Christ, in excellence, through community forever.
We are committed to educating each student in an environment where spiritual growth, academic excellence and an appreciation of values are fostered with Christ, in excellence, through community forever.