"Christian formation is the hallmark of the Catholic school. As such, the philosophy of St. Andrew Catholic School is founded on the four principles of: Gospel message, community, worship and service as found in the Pastoral Message on Catholic Education "To Teach As Jesus Did," published by the National Conference of Catholic Bishops in 1972. Based on these principles, the members of the faculty, staff, clergy and parents are committed to teach the whole child with love, understanding, and compassion.
In addition, the school's faculty and staff are committed to academic excellence, and to teaching tolerance and social justice to the school community. In order to evangelize Christ's message and train the students to become the Hands and Feet of Christ the statement: Christ is the reason for this school, permeates every aspect of school life. These values are taught by guiding the students to share their God given talents, treasure and time with their neighbors in a spirit of harmony, respecting the diversity within their community and promoting the Gospel values.
In keeping with Vatican II, the school aims to cultivate the mind, develop the capacity for right judgment, and develop in our students a strong sense of values. St. Andrew Catholic School is dedicated to promulgating stewardship and a love of learning in order to prepare students as life-long learners and stewards of this world."
Excerpted from the preschool's website