Mission and Philosophy

 

Mission Statement


Our Lady of Fatima School is centered in Christ,

committed to learning, and

called to build character in a Catholic environment.

 
 
 
The Fatima Philosophy of Christian Education
 

We profess a belief in Jesus Christ, the Savior. We believe that the Church, as the Body of Christ on earth, has a mission to witness to the Christian message, in particular to its youth. The Catholic school is unique in that it has accepted this responsibility by providing academic excellence and an environment, which acknowledges Christ as the core of human existence. Catholic education at Our Lady of Fatima School is concerned with the total development of each student, spiritually, intellectually, physically, and socially. This development is  enhanced by love, primarily nurtured in the home and sustained in the school. Seeking the guidance of Mary, our Mother, and the dynamic influence of the Holy Spirit, we accept the challenge of developing the total child, one who integrates his faith with his life; one whose strong self-concept enables him to proclaim the Good News as he shares his gifts responsibly in love and service to the community.

 

Spiritual Logo

 

Our Lady of Fatima School has adopted a logo, which reflects our belief about education as a life process. The arrows represent the freedom of choice that each of us has in determining the avenues in education that our children will travel. The arrows converge, forming a cross, which reflects our philosophy that the best education is one that combines academics with a good self-esteem, based on the teachings of Jesus Christ.

 

 

Spirit Logo

 

The spirit logo of Our Lady of Fatima School is the warrior. We are all true warriors in the sense that we stand up for what is right and strive to be good citizens by cultivating the habits of thoughtfulness and consideration. We are unified in our beliefs and our spirit is alive and well. The students, teachers, administrators, and everyone in the family are parts of the contagious, heart-warming spirit that is truly Fatima.

 

Beliefs

 

1. The moral character of the administration, teachers, and students should display a love for Jesus Christ in daily actions, attitudes, and speech, both on and off campus.

2. The Catholic faith is taught across the curriculum revealing Christ throughout instructional teaching, opportunities to serve, meaningful prayer, and most importantly, the celebration of the Eucharist.

3. A safe and physically comfortable environment promotes student learning and fosters positive relationships and respect throughout the school.

4. Students need to demonstrate their understanding of essential knowledge and skills and apply their learning in meaningful and creative context while being actively involved in solving problems and producing quality work.

5. Curriculum and instructional practices, in accordance with state and national standards, should incorporate a variety of learning activities to accommodate differences in learning styles.

6. Each student is a valued individual with unique physical, social, emotional, spiritual, and intellectual needs.

7. Character development is taught through modeling and instruction in order to enhance faith and moral behavior in students’ daily lives.

8. Recognizing that all students are able to succeed, special services and resources are provided to exceptional students.

9. Developing an awareness of diverse cultures can increase students’ understanding and acceptance of different peoples.

10. Teachers, administrators, parents, and the community share the responsibility for advancing the continuous improvement of our school’s mission to enable students to become spiritual, moral, confident, self-directed, lifelong learners.

Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, or disability (if with reasonable accommodations the individual can meet our program goals), in its educational programs, activities, or employment policies.
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