Mission & Philosophy

St. Christopher Catholic School is an educational community dedicated to the academic excellence and development of Christ-centered values and principles. Teachers and staff strive to instruct the mind and nurture the faith in every student. This environment, along with the loving hands of God, prepares our students to take their place as leaders in the church and community.

School Philosophy

Our children are our hope and our joy, the future of the Church and of society. While the parents are the primary educators, the faculty of St. Christopher Catholic School joins them and the parish community in placing the child at the center of an educational process. St. Christopher Catholic School endeavors to meet the physical, intellectual, social, and spiritual needs of all our students. This promotes academic excellence and a thorough understanding of Catholic faith and doctrine, which fosters lifelong service.

St. Christopher Catholic School will provide the opportunity and high expectations for learning and will develop the spiritual, academic, social, emotional, and physical potential of each child.

Spiritual Goals

In accordance with the statement of our philosophy, Saint Christopher Catholic School endeavors to:

  • Develop in each student a life centered in Jesus Christ and to help the student maintain a personal relationship with God.

  • Guide the student into an inner-directed life, capable of making choices in conformity with conscience.

  • Encourage living in accordance with ethical and spiritual principles based on the teachings of the Gospel.

Ethical Goals

To teach as Jesus did, the community of Saint Christopher Catholic School strives to empower students with:

  • A basic understanding of the Ten Commandments and the ability to apply them in everyday situations.

  • The desire to love God with their whole heart, mind and soul.

  • An ability to reach out to all people as neighbors and accept differences in each person in the understanding that all are members of God’s Kingdom.

Intellectual Goals

The faculty of Saint Christopher Catholic School is committed to:

  • Using age-appropriate current events and outreach projects at every level to heighten awareness and concern in matters of social injustice.

  • Guiding the student toward mastery of fundamental subject matter.

  • Encouraging the pursuit of knowledge for personal growth and stimulating a lifelong desire to learn.

  • Providing solid academic training through a wide spectrum of subjects and instructional methods, and motivating students to excel in all areas.

  • Awakening in the student a realization of the need to develop the total person spiritually, intellectually, physically and socially. Developing an understanding and appreciation of the fine arts through discovery, sensory, experience, and personal creativity.

Social Goals

We recognize the necessity of:

  • Developing an understanding of oneself through a positive self-image.

  • Nurturing a closer relationship between home and school.

  • Developing a sense of responsibility to self, family, peers and the world community.

  • Experiencing Christian family/community living as preparation for roles and participation in the larger world/Church community.

Physical Goals

We believe that each student should:

  • Participate in physical activities to achieve the personal dignity and respect that contributes to physical growth and the development of specialized skills.

  • Participate in a physical education and health program that will enhance the student’s self-concept and life with a sound and healthy body.