The mission of St. Athanasius School is to provide each student with an unsurpassed Catholic educational opportunity, to encourage strong academic achievement, to help develop each student’s unique talents and gifts, and to inspire our students to become leaders in the imitation of Christ.
Philosophy and Values
St. Athanasius School’s philosophy and values are the product of the Roman Catholic community in which the school exists. The school is a ministry of St. Athanasius Parish.
At St. Athanasius School, we offer a rigorous learning environment for our students and we are committed to the highest standards of academic excellence. It is our priority to provide our students with an outstanding educational experience, to prepare them for academic challenges that lie ahead, and to help instill a life-long love of learning. St. Athanasius students are expected to work diligently to achieve their potential. We help our students become self-directed, accountable and responsible. We recognize and appreciate individual learning styles and abilities, and encourage students to think critically and creatively. We nurture a climate of caring and mutual respect. St. Athanasius School offers a wide range of extracurricular activities to provide additional opportunities to support and nurture development of the whole child.
We believe that each child’s sense of self worth is enhanced through a personal relationship with God. We provide a Christ-centered environment through which we pass on Catholic scripture, tradition, prayer, liturgy, sacraments, and commitment to service. We challenge students to live their faith by participating in parish life and committing to the ideals of peace, justice, and respect for all of God’s creation. We encourage each student to “love, learn, and lead.”
Our dedicated faculty and staff employ time-tested methods of learning, innovative teaching techniques, and advanced technology to foster each student’s success. We communicate proactively and comprehensively with parents about their child’s development. Our teachers are involved in all aspects of school life and serve as exceptional role models for our students.
St. Athanasius parents, as the primary educators, are actively involved in their child’s education. We encourage a strong parent-teacher partnership, based on trust and mutual respect, for the benefit of all of our students.