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 is blessed with the religious sisters from the Dominican order serving as principal, classroom instructors, and classroom aide. 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 develop their faith at a deeply personal level through Virtues in Practice program, Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, and Created for Greatness virtuous leadership program. All students participate in First Friday Adoration (plus additional classroom visits to the Perpetual Adoration Chapel) as well as an All-School Faith Rally, Annual Service Marathon, and additional service projects, such as food drives and baby item drives, coordinated by Student Council.
Sacramental life is strong, including weekly All-School Mass, regular Reconciliation during Advent and Lent, and preparation for the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Eucharist (2nd Grade) and Confirmation (8th Grade).