"The Monsignor Slade Catholic School community stresses the uniqueness and dignity of each person. Faculty, staff and parents guide students to an awareness of their relationships with God and with others. Within a nurturing environment, each child is encouraged to develop a sense of religious truths and values and to respond to the Church's call to meet local, national, and global needs.
Respecting individual differences, we encourage critical thinking, creativity, and leadership. Strong fundamental skills are emphasized. We provide learning opportunities to meet the needs of the developing person: spiritual, social, intellectual, physical, emotional, and aesthetic.
The Catholic school alone cannot prepare its students to lead effective lives. Its greatest strength lies in ongoing collaboration with parents, who share with the school the responsibility for the academic and spiritual development of their children. A meaningful relationship with parents underlies the philosophy and objectives of Christian education.
The role of the educator in all of our programs is vital. Every member of the school community leads the child to explore, to develop, and to respond to the realities of the present day world. It is only through cooperative understanding and action that parents and teachers together foster Christian values in these children who are called to be actively involved in the work of the ministering Church.
Excerpted from the preschool's website