Curriculum Philosophy of Learning
Philosophy of Learning
Let it be known to all who enter here that Christ is the reason for this school, the unseen, but ever-present teacher in its classes, the model of its faculty, the inspiration of its students.
Working together as a family, we partner with parents inside and outside the classroom to ensure for our students spiritual, intellectual, social and physical growth. With the Holy Family as our guide, at Holy Family Catholic School the school family is the
cornerstone of our mission and philosophy of learning.
Life long learners
We believe parents and guardians are the primary and most influential teachers of their children. Thus parents and guardians are encouraged to take an active role in their children’s spiritual and academic journey. To facilitate this journey towards holiness and wisdom, we partner with parents to form our students in the faith, expose them to a Christ-centered learning environment and model Christ’s love through service to others.
“The gospel of Jesus Christ and his very person are to inspire and guide the Catholic school in every dimension of its life and activity – its philosophy of education, its curriculum, its community life, and its selection of teachers, and even its physical environment.” –The Holy See’s Teaching on Catholic Schools, 25
We believe all children have different God-given gifts and talents. Subsequently, all students learn in a variety of ways. We see our responsibility as unlocking the learning potential of each child.
God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.” –Augustine of Hippo
We believe in facilitating school-wide leadership programs that allow children to become responsible members of our classrooms, parish and global community. Through the use of teacher and student mentoring, tutoring and behavioral incentive programs, we are able to help strengthen and develop our future Catholic leaders.
“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” –Chinese Proverb
We believe that the fundamental goal of Catholic education is to help form an individual who loves learning and strives to be a reflection of Christ in the world.
“The soul of youth is…a most holy sanctuary.” –Pope Pius X
Life Long Learners
Based on the assumption you cannot give what you do not have, we believe learning is a life long process. Consequently, it is essential that teachers establish a Christ-centered learning environment where students can thrive, succeed and develop a love of learning. Learning from each other students and teachers develop a deeper appreciation for the pursuit of knowledge and wisdom.
“If a Catholic school is to deliver on its promise to provide students with an integral education, it must foster love for wisdom and truth, and must integrate faith, culture, and life.” -The Holy See’s Teaching on Catholic Schools, 45
We believe that Christian service to others and cultural understanding rooted in Christ’s love are essential elements of a child’s education. We believe that through service to others, cultural understanding and prayer that we are called to live Christ-centered lives.
“The Church is the Body of Christ… In the unity of this Body, there is a diversity of members and functions. All members are linked to one another, especially to those who are suffering, to the poor and persecuted.” –Catechism of the Catholic Church, 805-806