"To provide a totally Catholic Education in a loving faith community for as many children as possible.
To develop and maintain a safe and loving learning environment for our children.
To be a witness to the relevance and importance of religion in education.
To affect positively, in whatever ways possible, the Christian life and aspirations of the community at large.
To cooperate with parents, priests and members of the Rockaway community in striving to develop within the students a true sense of values regarding Christian Witness through:
To help students to grow and develop to become self-sustaining and self-directing contributing citizens of the Church and society.
OBJECTIVES OF ST. CECILIA SCHOOL
To demonstrate integrity and honesty.
To develop self-reliance in decision making and seeing plans through to completion.
To be willing to sacrifice time and personal interests to assist others.
To respect the dignity of all people, regardless of race, color, or religious affiliation.
To exercise effective leadership skills and work harmoniously with others.
To progress satisfactorily in basic subject areas.
To show competence in social areas of curriculum.
To participate in the social and cultural life of the community.
To speak respectfully and considerately of and to parents and other members of the family and community.
To engage in physical fitness activities that will help develop good sportsmanship and a sense of physical well being.
Excerpted from the preschool's website