I am pleased to be leading our exceptional faculty, devoted staff, and incredibly bright students through this academic year. Now entering into our sixty-second year, we are proud of our many accomplishments, but we also recognize our great potential. We continue to challenge ourselves to be a leader among local schools. We are excited to be entering into the final phase of Candidacy as we apply for Authorization of becoming an International Baccalaureate World School for both the Primary and Middle Grades.
The school theme this year is “We Are the Change to Make the World Better!” We will achieve this by living out our ten International Baccalaureate Learner Profile Attributes: Open-Minded, Caring, Knowledgeable, Risk-Takers, Reflective, Principled, Thinkers, Communicators, Balanced, and Inquirers. This image of change captures what we learn from our faith in God as portrayed in this children’s Bible quote: “Lord and Source of All Gifts, we rejoice in the fullness of Your holy generosity. We thank You especially now for the gift of change, that gift of newness that opens doors closed by habit and routine.” We learned how important it is to reflect on change as we watched our gardens grow throughout last year. Our students, parents, and parishioners helped the Garden to Table project thrive. Please check out our nine school gardens on the upper field and watch them grow throughout the year. We want to demonstrate the importance of how a Catholic education that is grounded in the Gospel values nurtures reflection, rejuvenation, and renewal as we create opportunities for inquiry and critical thinking.
This challenge is both personal, to each member of our close-knit community, and communal. Together we strive to advance the truth of our Catholic faith, the value of rigorous academic discipline, the security of a nurturing community environment, and the importance of reinforcing the values of our Catholic family.
If you are a new visitor, I encourage you to consider joining us in our endeavor. I hope you find this website helpful, but I also invite you to visit our school to spend a little time with some of our faculty and students. Please don't hesitate to contact us to arrange for a visit.
If you are already a member of our community, I hope you find this website merits your valuable time and enlivens your enthusiastic school spirit.
Welcome, and help us to “BE the Change in our World!”