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Mission Statement & Philosophy

Vision Statement

St. Viator Parish School is developing the future today through Catholic Education.

Mission Statement

St. Viator School provides a quality Catholic education where the gospel message of Jesus Christ is lived, learned and shared in a safe learning environment. The administrations, faculty, staff, students, parents, clergy, and parish community collaborate to develop the whole person spiritually, morally, academically and physically.

Statement of School Philosophy

 

We, as educators of the students of St. Viator Parish School, hold. as primary, belief in God.
 

We continuously strive to work towards a deeper understanding of each student as a unique individual.
 

We encourage the development of a positive self-image in all members of our school community.
 

We recognize and support the role of parents as primary educators of their children.
 

We guide our students to become spiritually, academically, socially responsible and well-rounded members of society consistent with Church doctrine and in light of the pertinent documents on Catholic Education.
 

We encourage them to lead a full meaningful life in Christ and recognize the value of Christian Community. Our teaching is based on our continuously updated understanding of the teachings and traditions of the Catholic Church.

 

 

 

A. The religious goals of St. Viator School are:

  • To develop in each student the knowledge of God as a loving Parent.
     
  • To develop within the student an appreciation of the Mass, Sacraments, Scriptures and prayer as vital and beautifulexpressions of Christian life.
     
  • To guide the student in developing religious values including the realization that action of love toward others are a means of expressing God's presence in self and others.


B. The social goals of St. Viator School are:

  • To develop an awareness of the individual's role in a Christian Community
     
  • To encourage the social skills of communication with others in a responsive and positive way.
     
  • To form in the student a social conscience and awareness of the need for social reform.
     
  • To emphasize the family as a unit of society where love, understanding and respect are fostered.


C. The intellectual goals of St. Viator are:

  • To expose the student to a sequential and challenging curriculum of studies leading to the ability to make appropriate decisions in life situations.
     
  • To work with the student in seeking knowledge as its own motivation and reward, developing creativity, and establishing good study habits.
     
  • To help each student reach his/her full potential in the attainment of knowledge.


D. The physical and psychological goals of St. Viator School are:

  • To help the student develop and maintain a healthy and positive self-image and instill an awareness of responsibility for one's own actions.
     
  • To help each student develop physical fitness.
     
  • To develop good sportsmanship.
     
  • To provide health education and health screening.
     

E. The cultural goals of St. Viator School are:

  • To develop an appreciation of the arts.
     
  • To encourage creative expression to enhance the curriculum.

Communication

COMMUNICATION is the most important way in which we accomplish our mission.

  • Parent/Student Handbook: Procedures and Policies in light of our mission
  • Current monthly school calendar:  Updated each month and sent home the last Tuesday of the month including sport events
  • New Premier Power School Grades 4-8: daily report cards, grades and assignments
  • St Viator School Web Page:  Handbook, Calendar, and  Viator Voice news published 
  • Parent Directory: school use only 
  • Phone and email communications
  • School Alerts: phone calls for emergency issues and important events
  • Parent/Teacher/student conferences in October and when ever necessary