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Our Mission and Philosophy

Our Mission Statement
St. Croix Catholic School unites with families to form scholars, disciples, and servant leaders.
Our Philosophy of Education
At St. Croix Catholic School, the teaching of the Catholic faith is an essential foundation for the students’ moral and spiritual development. With Jesus Christ as their role model, the students learn and develop respect, self-discipline, compassion, and integrity, which naturally lead to academic success. The school respects the rights and responsibilities of parents as the primary educators of their children. Cultural and ethnic diversity is appreciated and valued. To achieve effective learning and develop God-given talents, teachers work with students’ various learning styles. Through each graduate of our faith-based school, we offer the world the light and hope of Christ.
Statement of Catholicity
Central to the education at St. Croix Catholic School is its Catholic identity. This identity directs that education is not limited to the proper refinement of the intellect, but also it must enable the character of the entire person through moral formation and intimate participation in a Catholic Community.
  • The formal instruction of students in their faith is a key component of their education and is part of the daily schedule. St. Croix Catholic School exceeds the Archdiocesan Religious Standards.
  • St. Croix Catholic School staff includes religious sisters from the Dominican order. Parish priests are visible and accessible at the school and involved in classroom teaching.
  • Faculty and staff receive in-service training in Catholic doctrine, attend retreats and participate in on-going continuing education and faith formation. The result of this is the passing on of the rich tradition of the Catholic faith.
  • Students are encouraged in moral formation through the Virtues in Practice program.
  • Students are encouraged to develop their own personal prayer lives and participate in social service projects, reaching out to those in need.