Mission and Philosophy 1


St. Alphonsus Parish School is dedicated to the formation of the whole child through academic excellence in a welcoming, faith-filled community based on Catholic traditions and values.


We aspire to teach as Jesus taught, encouraging each student to reach their God-given potential as grace-filled servant leaders.


Because it is Catholic, St. Alphonsus Parish School:

  • incorporates the vision of faith into education
  • offers personal experiences in Catholic living through liturgy; sacramental life; prayer; guidance and example; and service
  • provides association with families and professional qualified faculty who have a conscious and deliberate Christian outlook on life and the world
  • develops religious understanding and provides opportunities for personal commitment to religious values
  • fosters a Christian understanding of our mutual responsibilities to each other
  • encourages the faculty, parents/guardians, and students to achieve a mutual awareness of what it means to be members of a Christian society

Because it is an educational institution, St. Alphonsus Parish School:

  • develops basic skills, especially in the area of communication (reading, writing, speaking) and in quantitative thinking
  • prepares the student for further education in high school
  • helps each student develop a positive attitude toward lifelong education
  • guides the student toward the spirit of freedom which recognizes self-discipline and personal responsibility
  • helps instill a sense of responsibility to the community and the need for service to it

Because it is part of the school, parish, and larger community, St. Alphonsus Parish School:

  • provides communal religious activities and prepares students for participation in parish life
  • focuses attention on the personal growth of each member of the community as a mutual concern
  • fulfills a secular educational function which society has declared is essential
  • provides opportunities and experiences which emphasize the heritage, the responsibilities, and the privileges of American citizenship
  • provides an excellent alternative to the public school system which allows for the place of religion in formal education