Saint Andrew Catholic School

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Mission

SAINT ANDREW CATHOLIC SCHOOL VISION
We are a diverse, Catholic, academically challenging school serving students from preschool to 8th grade
 
MISSION
Saint Andrew Catholic School partners with parents and the community to build the leaders our world needs by teaching to ANSWER THE CALL to advocate for God, others, and self through actions, words, and writing.

BELIEFS
The mission of the Catholic schools in the Diocese of Salt Lake City calls us to a deeper commitment of faith and service in education.

1.  We believe that Catholic education is Christ-centered and incarnational, striving to address the spiritual, intellectual, emotional, physical and social needs of each person.
2.  We believe that the Catholic school is the most effective means to teach its young people the Catholic culture of faith, values, traditions and doctrine.
3.  We believe that the entire Catholic community shares in the responsibility to educate young people in the faith, spirituality and traditions of the Catholic Church.
4.  We believe the Church and Catholic school support and challenge the parents in their role as the primary educators of their children.
5.  We believe the Catholic school is a loving faith community that includes students, parents, clergy, faculty, staff, parishioners and other school friends.
6.  We believe that the Catholic school program maintains standards of academic excellence, recognizing the dignity and uniqueness of the person so that the gifts of each are recognized, developed and celebrated.
7.  We believe that the Catholic school prepares students to be leaders and advocates for justice and peace in the Church and in the world.
8.  We believe the Catholic school models justice and financial responsibility in its stewardship of resources: time, talent and treasure.
9.  We believe that given its limited resources, the Catholic school strives to be accessible to students of diverse economic needs, physical or mental abilities.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES
 
1.  All students are special creations of God’s love and can recognize and appreciate the qualities that make them unique.
2.  All students are capable of learning and they learn best in a safe and secure environment.
3.  All students spiritually mature in a faith community through the study of Catholic doctrines, participation in the Sacraments and daily prayer experiences.
4.  All students are held to high, positive expectations based on their individual talents and they are responsible for developing themselves and serving others in the light of the Gospel.
5.  All students are educated primarily by their parents, working in collaboration with teachers to help students achieve a feeling of competence that enables them to master difficult challenges and experience.