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Catholic Education Benefits & Values

Catholic Education Benefits

Catholic Education Benefits

The benefits of Catholic education reflect the elements described in “The Holy See’s Teaching on Catholic Schools” by Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB. In the Diocese of Joliet, students will experience:

Faith-Filled Environments

Beyond teaching science, technology and many other advanced and core courses, our gifted teachers also lead meaningful and open classroom discussions about faith, morality and Catholic spirituality. Our teachers and staff are focused on instilling Catholic values and beliefs into the young hearts and minds of students so they understand they belong to a larger faith community, and have the character to make choices based on the teachings of Christ.

Personalized Development

Since many students in our schools begin in preschool and progress through eighth grade, our teachers and staff are uniquely positioned to proactively assess, refine and enhance each child's individual development. Our teachers and staff invest themselves in the success of their students, and believe each individual deserves undivided love and thoughtful encouragement necessary to reach their full, God-given potential.

Preparation for High School, College and Beyond

Our schools offer a diverse collection of clubs, sports and activities to suit a variety of interests. Our students’ academic achievements earn them valuable high school and college scholarships. Our schools empower our students with the knowledge, self-confidence, and moral compass to become leaders in college and beyond, changing and bettering their communities and their world.

Catholic Education Values

Our values reflect characteristics described in the National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools (NSBECS) that summarize Church teaching and the deep Catholic identity of Catholic schools.

We value:

  • Fostering a personal relationship with Jesus, loving God and neighbor and serving the world
  • Expressing the signs of Catholic culture physically and visibly
  • Achieving excellence in every aspect of school programs, life and activities  
  • Educating the whole child – mind, body and spirit – to ensure personal growth
  • Imparting a Catholic worldview enriched with Gospel values to seek wisdom and truth, social justice, self-knowledge, ethical and moral behavior and transform the world 
  • Being a Catholic role model for students 
  • Collaborating among leaders, teachers and parents – the primary educators of their children – as an educational community of faith
  • Availability and accessibility to all who desire a Catholic school education