We’ve talked about how academic data validates the success of our rigorous curriculum anchored in basic skills and 21-Century Fluencies. And we’ve discussed how our graduates’ achievement demonstrates our program’s focus on career readiness. However, we have yet to discuss the heart of Catholic education: core values.
The Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Hartford believe in educating the whole person — mind, body, and soul. Our fundamental purpose is to infuse an above-standard core curriculum with teachings rooted in faith and Gospel truths. The innovative integration of both disciplines is our promise to you.
First, we practice what we preach. Our academic community welcomes students from all cultures, socioeconomic backgrounds, and ethnicities. We truly celebrate the rights and dignity of each and every human life. There is no social hierarchy here, and our students embody a belief in respect and equality that they transmit out to the world.
Moving beyond the individual, we cherish the family. The teachings of the Catholic Church tell us that the family is the most basic social structure, and it is our duty to provide strength and support to this domestic entity. After all, anyone who becomes a part of the Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Hartford becomes a part of our own extended family.
By the same token, we firmly believe that reaching out must stretch beyond the home. Inherent in all our lessons is the emphasis on moral education, community, and service, both with a local and global perspective. We instill, not an obligation, but a passion in our students, to help the poor, enforce social justice, and work for the common good.
Core values are at the center of our educational philosophy. When you become part of the Catholic school community, you can be assured that your child will emerge with a moral compass, and the ability to be critical and creative thinkers in an ever-changing diverse society.