Holy Cross School’s mission is to provide each and every one of its students the opportunity to grow spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, socially, and physically in an environment that is safe, warm, and caring. Each child is unique in the eyes of God and has special talents and gifts. It is our job to identify those gifts, and then to have the children present them to us in a truly Christian atmosphere as we guide them in their educational journey.
Spiritually, Holy Cross directs its activities toward the teachings of Jesus, and to teach his children as he taught his disciples. Academically, we are dedicated to providing many and varied opportunities and activities for children to learn, and in turn to be able to demonstrate to us what they have learned.
Finally, as students “grow up” from Pre-K to sixth grade, they will go through many social, emotional, and physical changes. Our job is to keep them on track on that roller coaster ride, and to let them maneuver through the many experiences that will make them into positive and contributing members of our Christian community at Holy Cross. They are our leaders of tomorrow and will be well grounded in the Christian faith to serve our community.
Catholic Education is an expression of the mission entrusted by Jesus to the Church He founded. Through education, the church seeks to prepare its members to proclaim the good news and to translate this proclamation into action. All true knowledge leads to the wisdom and love of Christ, infinite truth and infinite love. Holy Cross School strives to teach the message Christ proclaimed in the Gospels – “Go teach all the nations and proclaim the Good News.”
Holy Cross School is a Christian educational community where character development is a priority; Christian attitudes and values are stressed, respect for the dignity and uniqueness of each individual is developed, and where intellectual development is stimulated and challenged.
The emotional, academic, and spiritual growth are recognized as being important to the happiness of the individual. Holy Cross School’s staff strives to create an atmosphere conducive for the growth and development of each child. To stimulate this, the students are encouraged to:
- Foster a value system based on Christian principles.
- Think independently and communicate effectively in life situations.
- Stimulate creativity and an awareness of the arts.
- Learn that good health and sound body include desirable behavior, correct, attitudes and a series of physical activities.
- Be concerned with the use of our environment and seek solutions to our current problems.
We at Holy Cross School recognize our limitations as well as our virtues. The school’s role can only complement and further the moral code and educational process instituted, nourished, and fostered by the home.