Mission & Philosophy

Our Mission

Through a dedicated clergy, faculty, staff, and parent community, Sacred Heart Parish School strives to create a warm and welcoming educational environment that is permeated by Christ’s love, concerned about development of the whole child, and devoted to Catholic teachings and ideals.

There is a rich diversity of cultures, races, languages, abilities, and life experiences in our school community. Having the life of Jesus Christ as our model, we strive to be open, understanding, and respectful of the dignity of every person. We are united in our commitment to our shared faith in the Holy Trinity: God, the Holy Spirit, and Jesus, His Son, whose life exemplifies love of all people.

Our Mission, as a Catholic school, calls us to embrace an attitude of acceptance and respect for one another, thereby giving everyone the opportunity to be enriched.

Our Philosophy

Sacred Heart Parish School is a child-centered community in which each member is encouraged to acquire knowledge, skills, and Christ-like values in order to serve God, family, and society. In a world that is characterized by mobility, constant technological changes, competitiveness, complex family relationships, global issues, and diverse cultures, we commit ourselves to making Christian love the unifying goal and pervading tone of our school.

The Sacred Heart Parish School community holds as fundamental: belief in God, Christ, and Church, the value of all people, and commitment to service. We believe that parents have the primary responsibility for the education of their children and that our school and church—along with community support—enhance and complement this role.

We believe the central task of our school is to foster each child’s self-image as a creation of our loving God with unique abilities and gifts which must be expressed responsibly. The primary role of our teachers and staff is to facilitate learning by creating opportunities for each child to discover, reflect, learn, and create in preparation for taking his or her place in the family, and the civic, national, and global communities. We believe every person has equal dignity and an unalienable right to be educated.