Mission and Beliefs


Mission Statement

The mission of St. Teresa Catholic School is to provide a quality education that challenges and empowers students to develop to their full potential. Our program is based on Gospel values and Catholic traditions and is implemented in a Christ-centered community that stresses excellence for all students.

Beliefs

We will… make the Gospel message the center and enlivening force of all that we do and teach.  Cultivate understanding of and appreciation for the dignity of each individual, the need to  serve and the respect for the rights of others.  Offer a program of religious formation that incorporates instruction in the truths and  traditions of the Catholic faith, applies these truths in daily life, provides opportunities for  prayer/worship and prepares for the celebration of the Eucharist and other Sacraments.  Foster qualities that are essential to lifelong learning: curiosity, self-confidence,  persistence, self-discipline, critical-thinking skills, creative approaches to problem solving and the courage to make moral and just choices.  Enable students to acquire skills through a sequential program of learning in all areas  and thus prepare them for the next level of their education.  Instill in students a sense of responsibility for their own learning through the  encouragement of personal accountability for the quality and prompt completion of  assignments, respect for property and the environment and dedication to the peaceful  resolution of conflict.  Meet individual student needs through regular assessment, enrichment projects, peer  tutoring, a variety of learning opportunities and extracurricular activities.  Prepare students to meet the challenges of living in a technological and global society,  and develop skills to  responsibly access, interpret, organize and communicate information from a variety of multimedia sources.