Catholic schools are committed to developing the personal excellence of each student by encouraging them to do one’s personal best every day while striving to go beyond it as well.
Why Catholic Education?
If you ask Mercy Academy parents why they have chosen to send
their children to a Catholic school, they may tell you because it was the
right choice for their children. But, more often than not, they will explain
to you that it was the right choice for their families. Parents know that
Catholic schools combine academic rigor with high standards of
personal responsibility and a commitment to service in safe, nurturing,
learning environments. Catholic schools provide a comprehensive and
extraordinary experience for children, educating them in spirit, mind
and body. Simply put, Catholic schools are known for excellence.
• Catholic schools strive to educate the whole person by promoting the
spiritual, moral, physical, and intellectual development of each student
in an environment centered on Catholic values.
• Catholic schools help students develop a loving relationship with God,
promote spiritual growth, and provide knowledge about and opportunities
to practice the Catholic faith.
• Catholic schools challenge the unique individual abilities of each
student in such a manner as to enhance self-worth, self-discipline,
responsibility, and to attain academic excellence.
• Catholic schools seek to motivate students to live as part of a faith
community which works to serve the needs of society; to foster love of life,
love of family and love of country.
• Catholic schools seek to enable students to embrace the plurality of
cultures and beliefs and to respect and reverence this plurality as a wonder of God.
• Catholic schools are committed to fostering community through careful leadership, competent teaching and cooperative endeavors with parents.
Catholic schools are devoted to instilling strong values, fostering a life of faith and servant leadership and inspiring each student to shine to the fullest extent of his or her God-given potential. In other words, Catholic schools are committed to developing the personal excellence of each student by encouraging them to do one’s personal best every day while striving to go beyond it as well. This excellence is not limited to just the classroom, the athletic fields or the arts. It also relates to the student’s character, citizenship and integrity. To be human is to live to one’s highest potential – to be the best that one can be. This is what Catholic schools emphasize day in and day out.
--Catholic Schools: Communities of Personal Excellence
National Catholic Education Association