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Mission/Philosophy

Mission Statement

St. Mel School, an educational ministry of St. Mel Parish, promotes academic excellence within a Catholic, faith-filled environment.  The school serves St. Mel Parish and the surrounding communities by providing a standards-based curriculum for grades Transitional Kindergarten (TK)-8.  A St. Mel education empowers students to become active, responsible Catholic adults whose lives reflect the Gospel values.

Our mission statement is the central point of all we do here at St. Mel Catholic School. Our school was founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1959 with an emphasis on “service to others”. Our primary focus is to help children build a strong relationship with God through Catholic education. We are committed to educating the whole child: mentally, physically, emotionally, socially and most importantly, spiritually. We are a welcoming community that provides an exceptional education in a faith-filled environment through “Integrating Faith with Academic Excellence”.

Philosophy

“THE FUTURE OF HUMANITY LIES IN THE HANDS OF THOSE WHO ARE STRONG ENOUGH TO PROVIDE COMING GENERATIONS WITH REASONS FOR LIVING AND HOPING”. (Church in Modern World, Vat.II) The task of educating the young belongs primarily with parents. St. Mel School endeavors to assist the parents in this role by creating a Catholic, faith-filled environment which will promote the spiritual, intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth of the child.  Many opportunities are provided for the development of right judgment, creative thinking, the acceptance of leadership roles, and a sense of moral values.  A sense of self-worth is developed in students as they are empowered to contribute their share in the work of building a Catholic community.  Our success as Catholic educators is enhanced by parental support; and conversely, family life is strengthened by the active participation of its members in the Catholic school.  

Our philosophy is why St. Mel Catholic School is the right place to nurture a child’s natural love of learning and spiritual growth which will prepare them to be the very best they can be now and in the future as adults.  Our Student Learning Expectations (SLEs), complete the foundation in the formation or our students as disciples of Christ.  A Catholic education does and will continue to make a difference in your child’s life.  It is an investment in the future, your child, the world, and our Catholic faith.  Thank you for making the sacrifices to provide your child with a Catholic education.