Schools

Mission Statement of Catholic Schools
The Mission of Catholic Schools in the Rockford Diocese is to ensure that the person of Jesus Christ is proclaimed, learned, experienced and lived by students in their homes, their classrooms, their parishes, and in their communities at large. We pursue the development of the whole child through spiritual, academic, and physical formation; working together with parents, clergy, and parish communities. The ultimate goal of the educational process is to form dynamic, responsible and service-oriented adult Catholics who participate fully in the sacramental life of the Church and are empowered by their love for God and desire for eternal salvation.

Why Catholic Education?
Values, Faith and Service 
Catholic Schools…

• Prepare students to encounter Jesus Christ and bring Catholic teachings into their lives and the lives of those around them.
• Reinforce faith and values taught at home by continuing their practice every day in school and co-curricular activities.
• Strive to foster student’s lifelong commitment of Christ-centered service to others.

Excellent Academics
Catholic schools…

Teach knowledge and skills that enable students to function well as citizens in a changing technological and multicultural society.
• Use a whole-child approach fostering intellectual, spiritual, physical, and social development.
• Employ a curriculum based on national, state, and diocesan standards.
• Find that a majority of their students consistently score above average on standardized tests.

Innovative Technology
Catholic schools…

• Are equipped with computers, smart boards and other cutting edge hardware.
• Integrate the use of technology into the various subject areas. Provide instruction in the ethical and safe use of the internet and other technology.

A Nurturing & Safe Environment
Catholic schools…

• Teach respect and dignity of self and others.
• Administer discipline in Christ-like manner.
• Offer an education that is personal; teachers know their students as individuals, their various learning styles, their strengths and limitations, and what motivates them.
• Cultivate an environment in which children can discuss and live a value-based life.
• Invite and encourage families to be involved in the school.

A Good Investment 

96% of Catholic school graduates go on to further their education at some of the best colleges and universities in the country.
• Catholic education is one of the most important investments a parent can make to ensure the success of a child’s life in this world and for eternity.
• Students in Catholic schools experience a culture of service which  carries over into their adult lives often benefiting local, national and even global communities.
• Many parents choose Catholic schools for their children because of superior academics. The longer a student stays in Catholic schools, the greater is their achievement.
• Catholic school students are encouraged to question, to accept challenges, to make choices and to assume leadership roles.
• Catholic schools educate the whole child, emphasizing faith, academic achievement, self discipline, and high moral standards.
• Catholic schools make a positive difference in the lives of their students. These schools are communities of hope which reflect God’s love and love of neighbor.