Catholic EL School
TO BECOME THE CHANGE IN THE WORLD
We believe that our children must become courageous agents for good in our world – active doers of the Word, not passive hearers only. Our young people are needed, now more than ever before. With one eye toward our rich Catholic traditions and the other scanning the horizon of innovation, we boldly ask the question: what more can we do to better form enlivened, intentional disciples with the character and skills to change the world?”
While other schools focus on just getting a good job or going to a good college, we know there’s more to children than just those things. We seek to utilize all the aspects of life not only to produce “smart kids,” but to form good kids – young people with deep faith, sharp intellect, healthy habits and large hearts. Catholic schools have long proven they offer all students the best opportunity at long term academic success (Grogger and Neal 2000). It is through this success we seek to form young people that know their social responsibilities as global citizens and know dignity in the eyes of God.
TO FORM INTENTIONAL DISCIPLES
We know that young people who love Jesus Christ and follow Him as a disciple know him both spiritually and intellectually. We seek to speak to the hearts of our students and challenge their intellects to learn deeply. At St. Bernadette, we partner with parents in the formation of their children to live lives formed by both faith and reason, always seeking to follow Jesus first in their lives. The standards of academic excellence and faith promoted at St. Bernadette form people who are fully alive, ready to spread the Good News and serve the common good!