Our Mission

Our Mission

St. Joan of Arc Catholic School’s Mission

St. Joan of Arc Catholic School continues a rich Christ-centered tradition of faith-filled education that has been a vibrant part of the community since 1922. Our students, who mirror the diverse neighborhoods we serve, are inspired to achieve academic excellence and are committed to respect all of God’s creation. From preschool through eighth grade, our students are challenged to make positive contributions to the world through leadership, integrity and service (LIS).

St. Joan of Arc Catholic School’s Vision

St. Joan of Arc will break the mold of the traditional parochial school, and set the trend for Catholic education where leaders for the twenty-first century are formed by faith, and equipped through liberal arts and sciences to shape the world by lives of integrity and service.

St. Joan of Arc Chatholic School’s Philosophy

We believe that:

The Catholic School is an integral part of the Church’s mission to proclaim the Gospel, build faith communities, celebrate through worship, and serve others.

The commitment to academic excellence, which fosters the intellectual development of  faculty and students, is an integral part of the mission of the Catholic School. The Catholic School is an evangelizing, educational community.

The spiritual formation of the entire school community is an essential dimension of the Catholic School’s mission.

The Catholic School is a unique faith-centered community which integrates thinking and believing in ways that encourage intellectual growth, nurture faith and inspire action.

The Catholic School is an experience of the Church’s belief, tradition, and sacramental life.

The Catholic School creates a supportive and challenging climate which affirms the dignity of all persons within the school community.

Therefore:

We will guarantee opportunities for ongoing spiritual formation for Catholic school faculty, staff, and leadership.

We will challenge our faculty, staff, students, and families to witness their belief in Jesus Christ.

We will champion superior standards of academic excellence.

We will commit ourselves to teach an integrated curriculum rooted in gospel values and Catholic teachings.

We will transform our students into young leaders.

We welcome and support a diverse cultural and economic population as a hallmark of our Catholic identity as well as the other faiths that come to learn and worship in our Catholic setting.