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 Catholic 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 responsibily in love and service to the community.
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.