Catholic education is an expression entrusted by Jesus to the Church He founded.
Through education, the Church seeks to proclaim the Good News and to translate this proclamation into action.*
More than any other program of education sponsored by the Church, the Catholic School has the opportunity and obligation to be unique, contemporary, and oriented to Christian service: unique, because it is distinguished by its commitment to the threefold purpose of Christian education and by its total design and operation which foster the integration of religion with the rest of learning and living, contemporary because it enables students to address with Christian insight the multiple problems which face individuals and society today; oriented to Christian service, because it helps students acquire skills, virtues, and habits of heart and mind required for effective service to others.All those involved in a Catholic school-parents, pastors, teachers, administrators, and students-must earnestly desire to make it a community of faith which is indeed "living, conscious, and active."*
*from To Teach as Jesus Did