Philosophy & Goals

Philosophy & Goals


St. Gabriel Parish School, in partnership with parents and the parish community, believes in providing quality Catholic Christian education of the whole child within an environment which fosters a positive self image. The following goals specify implementation of this philosophy:

Spiritual:

  1. To develop a personal faith relationship with God and Jesus based on Catholic teachings and traditions, fostered through prayer and worship.
  2. To encourage and provide opportunities for service to others.

Intellectual:

  1. To develop an academic base that will promote success in future endeavors.
  2. To teach fundamental thought processes including logic, decision-making, problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
  3. To identify creativity and to encourage and help in its expression.

Social/Emotional:

  1. To nurture an awareness of personal worth by developing strengths and compensating for weaknesses.
  2. To provide an environment that models a Christian value system.
  3. To help develop a sense of partnership with, and respect for, other individuals, the community and the environment.

Physical:

  1. To develop basic flexibility, strength, endurance and skills.
  2. To teach the value of personal hygiene, good nutrition and exercise.
  3. To motivate each child to respect his/her body and care for it responsibly.