Both school and family need to work together to provide a proper learning structure. As John Paul II said in Catechesi Tradendae, “Family catechesis therefore precedes, accompanies and enriches all other forms of catechesis.”
Accordingly, as we both work together, family and school, let us not forget the awesome responsibility we have as parents and teachers.
The mission of St. Egbert Catholic School is to provide a total education, one that will develop a child’s mind, body, and spirit. We integrate sacramental values into daily life as we foster a faith community in God’s world. It is a Catholic education grounded in faith, hope, charity, and human excellence.
In order to be an exemplary Catholic school, St. Egbert Catholic School will provide:
- A place where students and families are welcome to share the blessing of a Catholic school through knowing, loving and serving God in this world, so as to live with Him forever in the next.
- An environment where Catholic education is available, accessible, and affordable ensuring that as many children as possible can participate in, and benefit from, Catholic education.
- An atmosphere where Pre-K through 5th Grade students are challenged and inspired to achieve spiritual growth, academic excellence, and social awareness.
- A setting where administration, faculty, and staff accept the challenge to recognize and support the diverse talents and needs of all students whose families have entrusted their education to this parish school.
- We believe that a child is a gift of God.
- We believe that authority comes from God, and that authority entails accountability for those over whom it is exercised. Respect for authority must be engendered in the children we teach.
- We believe that children must be trained in moral living. The Ten Commandments and the Gospel message are the basis of good ethics and good citizenship.
- We believe that a climate of love and respect is necessary for optimum learning. In such a climate, a child’s self-concept will be strengthened and his relationships toward others will effectively be developed.
- We believe that parents are the primary educators of their children. Each child possesses unique potentialities that must be nurtured.
We believe the school is a bridge between a child’s home and the wider society in which the child will take his place. The school is where life skills must be practiced and perfected.