To educate children in a community of faith and knowledge.
Catholic elementary schools in the Archdiocese of St. Louis reflect a visible faith community. Rooted in the teachings of Jesus, these schools are enriched by Catholic tradition and lived Gospel values and are enhanced by the celebration of liturgy, sacraments, and prayer. They further the children’s knowledge and practice of their faith and guide them to serve others through the use of gifts and talents. They foster a safe and secure environment in which the children can grow.
Catholic elementary schools are child-centered and are committed to providing strong academic and developmental programs, which enable children to grown to their full potential. They empower the children to meet the challenges of living in an ever-changing racially and culturally diverse world. The faculty and staff of these schools are faith-filled, dedicated, knowledgeable and competent in their professions, and strive to meet the individual needs of the children. These schools are sensitive to family issues and encourage parents/guardians to fulfill their role as the first educators of their children.