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Mission and Philosophy:

Mission and Philosophy:

Mission Statements:
 
Mission Statement for the Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Erie: The Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Erie, in collaboration with family, parish, and community, educate our youth to be well informed citizens with critical thinking skills that will prepare them to live virtuous lives.


In faithfullness to the teachings of Christ and His Church, students will be invited to know, love, and serve God in order to evangelize in a global society.
Throug a safe, nurturing environment, students are challenged academically, provided opportunities to explore the arts and athletics, and inspired to develop a heart that is open to service.
 
Mission Statement for Saint Michael School: Saint Michael, an accredited Catholic elementary school, partners with families in the education of the mind, body, and soul of each child.
   
 
Philosophy:
 
We believe in shaping every child’s mind, body and soul. The education received at St. Michael School aims to prepare students not only for a career, but also for life. It helps students to deal not only with questions of what a person should know, but also with how a person should live. These goals of Catholic education will be best realized by programs that offer opportunities for each student to receive religious and secular instruction, experience daily living in a faith community and develop skills and commitment in serving others.
 

Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Erie Belief Statments:

1. We believe that every child is a uniquely created gift from God graced with inherent dignity and worth.
2. We believe that all students can best reach their fullest potential in a safe, nurturing and faith-filled environment.
3. We believe that every student has unique strengths and talents and can excel in a rigorous, supportive environment.
4. We belive that Prayer, the Sacraments and Christ-centered values permeate all that we do.
5. We believe that a stand of excellence must be maintained in all academic areas.
6. We belive that it is the shared responsibility of educators, family, parish and community to provide for the development of the whold child: spiritual, intellectual, social, physical and emotional.
7. We believe it is the responsibility of our schools to help students discern God's call for their life. 
8. We believe that students must develop the skills necessary to respond to God's call in a global society.
9. We believe that everyone is called to serve others.
10. We believe that the value of strategic planning and professional development as a means of continuous improvement.
11. We believe that adherence to the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church and fidelity to the Bishop of the Diocese of Erie will create a community united on its journey to the truth.
 

Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Erie Profile of the Graduate:

  • Our students have acquired a body of knowledge according to the Diocese of Erie curriculum standards.
  • Our students have had a rigorous education to develop critical thinking skills, analytical reasoning and strong study skills.
  • Our students are able to communicate effectively, write creatively and think critically and analytically in order to problem solve.
  • Our students are Christian leaders of the 21st century. They possess a foundation of strong Catholic values and beliefs to make moral decisions and to stand firm in those decisions.
  • Our students live virtuous lives. They contribute to the Catholic faith through active participation and service.
  • Our students respond to the needs of others by embodying the Works of Mercy.
  • Our students exemplify a love of country using their talents to be responsible members of the global community and good stewards of the Earth.
  • Our students are technologically proficient. They use technology as a tool for learning and communicating information in a responsible and effective manner.
  • Our students recognize the Gospel value of the sanctity of life and value of respect for the gift of health, proper nutrition and physical activity.
 
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