St. Mary of the Annunciation School creates a welcoming atmosphere in the Catholic tradition where faith and knowledge meet to provide a sound foundation for life-long learning. We empower each child to reach their full potential through a process that encourages character development, spiritual growth, and academic excellence.
St. Mary’s School has a three-fold purpose: to teach, to build community, and to serve. We are then committed to the following goals:
- The student will grow in the knowledge and love of God and of the Church through prayer, good example, and service. Students will be able to make correct moral choices based upon Christian values, and be able to distinguish right from wrong.
- The student will be able to think critically, i.e. assess a situation, utilize prior knowledge, generate alternatives, make a logical and reasonable judgment, implement the plan, and evaluate the result.
- The student will learn a variety of academic and practical skills, enabling him or her to become a capable person in a wide range of life situations.
- The student will develop an understanding and respect for the world’s various cultures and demonstrate an appreciation for the richness that cultural diversity brings to our human experience.
Philosophy and Vision for the Future
St. Mary of the Annunciation School seeks to provide a Christian atmosphere where happiness, enthusiasm, and industry prevail. It is our belief that we recognize that Christ in us gives rise to the hope of glory in others. Our aim is not merely attainment of knowledge but acquisition of values and discovery of truth. We seek to deepen the students’ sensitivity to our multicultural society and to integrate Christian attitudes into the whole pattern of human life in all its aspects. Hopefully, these attitudes will bring about needed change in the viewpoints and commitments of the students for peace and justice in society. The school will then be a Catholic community where students learn not only about religion, but how to live it.
Here at St. Mary of the Annunciation, students are valued as unique individuals. The faculty and staff seek to be aware of each student's strengths and weaknesses and to help him or her develop a love for learning and growth. Therefore, we will aim to foster information, improve behavior, and form attitudes to assure the mature growth of each student. We recognize parents/guardians as the first teachers of the child. We welcome them as co-educators of the students and through the school community encourage them in their role.