The schools of the Archdiocese of Seattle, in communion with the Archbishop, in collaboration with parents, parish leadership, and the community, and in the service of teaching Gospel values and the faith of the Catholic Church, educate students in grades K to 12 for leadership and service to the church and society through excellent religious, academic, and co-curricular programs that strive to be accessible to all.
A CATHOLIC EDUCATION
Through each of their programs, especially religious education, Catholic schools collaborate with parents as the primary educators of their children in faith, hope, and love.
- Supported by their parishes and communities, Catholic Schools educate the whole person – mind, heart, and spirit – by teaching, modeling, and instilling the teachings of the Gospel and of the Catholic faith.
- These teachings, expressed through sacraments, religious traditions, and lived example, foster in students an ethical and Christ-like way of life.
- By learning to value this way of life, students grow to respect the intrinsic dignity of each person and to serve as leaders in search of a just and peaceful society and church.
THROUGH EXCELLENT RELIGIOUS, ACADEMIC, AND CO-CURRICULAR PROGRAMS
The Catholic schools of the Archdiocese of Seattle develop the growth of each student toward his or her full potential by providing high quality instruction in all areas.
- Catholic schools offer programs designed to develop the spiritual, academic, artistic, athletic, and leadership potentials of their students.
- Catholic schools encourage and prepare students to attain high standards of achievement.
- All schools seek accreditation through an established process of review.
- Teachers receive certification from the State of Washington, and teachers of religion from the Archdiocese of Seattle.
THAT STRIVE TO BE ACCESSIBLE TO ALL
Catholic schools of the Archdiocese of Seattle respect all students and strive to be accessible by:
- Providing tuition assistance for families with financial need.
- Serving a population that comprises the rich ethnic diversity of the Archdiocese.
- Providing reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities.
- Ensuring the viability of present schools.
- Opening new schools in under-served areas of the Archdiocese.
- Welcoming children who value a Catholic education, regardless of religious background, depending on space available.
Approved by Archbishop Alex J. Brunett, June 18, 2002