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School Philosophy

VISION

In partnership with families, Old Mission School instills Catholic values and educates each child academically, personally, and spiritually.

SCHOOL PHILOSOPHY

The philosophy of Old Mission School focuses on working cooperatively to develop three ideals: 1) spirituality; 2) academic excellence; 3) integrity. Recognizing parents as primary educators, we work cooperatively within the Mission Parish to achieve an innovative and disciplined school environment. While emphasizing core curriculum, we encourage discovery, challenge, high academic standards, and service to others.

We strive to model for one another Christ-centered integrity, becoming spiritually enriched for encounters with the Living Christ. Each child has a right and responsibility to develop his or her full potential as a child of God - spiritually, intellectually, socially, emotionally, and physically.

We embrace and support the following attributes of Catholic education:

The Catholic school affords a particularly favorable setting for catechesis with its daily opportunity for proclaiming and living the gospel message; for learning and appreciating the teachings of our Church; for acquiring a deep understanding, reverence, and love of the Liturgy; for building community; for prayer; for proper formation of conscience; for the development of virtue; and for participating in Christian service. In addition, Catholic schools strive to relate all of the sciences to salvation and sanctification. Students are shown how Jesus illuminates all of life – science, mathematics, history, business, biology, and so forth.