Philosophy of Education

Catholic schools should be faithful to the Mission of the Church, which is the mission of Jesus Himself:  “Just as the Father has sent Me, so I send you.”

It is this sense of common purpose which inspires St. Mary’s School Community to strive to meet the goals set by the Catholic Bishops of the United States:  “To be communities of faith in which the Christian message, the experience of community, worship, and social concern are integrated in the total experience of students, their parents and members of the faculty.”

An environment conducive to learning (Grades Pre-K through 6th Grade)  --  in both the moral and academic areas -- is a key characteristic of St. Mary’s School.  Mutual faculty and student commitment contributes to this effectiveness.

St. Mary’s recognizes that parents are the primary educators of their children.  Christian values must be reinforced in both the home and school; thus both parents and staff must form a strong bond. All who support the cause of St. Mary’s should continually strive to find ways to kindle within the school the flame of the love of learning and the love of God -- thereby serving faithfully both the Church and society.

Christian education is intended to make one’s faith become living, conscious, and active; through the light of example and instruction.  St. Mary’s provides a complete education where Christ’s love, life and learning are central to the child’s educational experience.

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St. Mary's Grade School

304 E Cloud, Salina, KS 67401
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