Mission & Philosophy

MISSION PHILOSOPHYSchool Mission Statement

The mission of Sts. Simon & Jude School is to instill in our students personal excellence,
academic proficiency, and Gospel values within an active parish-centered community extending to the community at large.

School Philosophy

The philosophy of Sts. Simon & Jude School centers on four ideals: forming Catholic values; striving for academic excellence and a quality education; fostering the unique potential of each student within a Catholic identity; developing faith through service to others and active membership in a Catholic parish community. Our Schoolwide Learning Expectations reflect our commitment to educate the whole child spiritually, academically, socially / emotionally, physically, and globally.

We strive by personal example and values incorporated into our daily teaching to give our students a model of life centered on our resurrected Christ. We recognize that parents are primary educators of their children; thus, we design our programs to complement Catholic family values. We encourage each student to achieve personal and academic excellence. Our curriculum recognizes individual differences in gifts, abilities, and learning styles. In each classroom, teachers focus on creating a faith community based on prayer, service, and parish involvement.

Principal’s Message

On behalf of the faculty and staff of Sts. Simon & Jude School, welcome to our information website. The specific mission of our school is to promote learning in the light of our Catholic faith. As a Catholic school community, we are privileged to pray together and to celebrate the richness of our faith. As a faith community, we are a place where God is important and where values evident in the Gospel form the basis of everything we do and say.

While we strive to work in partnership with our families, we recognize that parents are the primary educators of their children. It is certainly our privilege to work with our parents, and to share with them the responsibilities of educating their children and preparing them for the future.

The most important gift we can give our children is the gift of a quality education. Our goal is to provide an academically challenging curriculum, enabling our students to maximize their potential and expand their minds. We are very proud of the quality of education that we offer and the diversity of our programs. We look forward to the creative challenges of the new millennium with faith-filled confidence, determination, and spirit.

Sincerely,

Crystal A. Smith
Principal