Our Mission

OUR MISSION

Saint Catharine of Siena School, founded in 1938, provides a quality Catholic education in a Christ-centered environment for the children of our parish and the surrounding community. Rooted in the Gospel message, our challenging academic program incorporates strategies and techniques necessary for success in the 21st Century. We nurture the growth of the whole child to prepare our students to become active members in their faith, life-long learners, and moral citizens in a global society.

The pastor and principal direct our school within the guidelines of the Catholic Church, the Diocese of Allentown, and following the tradition of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, who served our school community for over 75 years through 2017, in accordance with the requirements set forth by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

BELIEF STATEMENTS

We believe that-

  • Children are formed in God’s image and likeness.
  • Mary is our model of discipleship in following Christ.
  • Our school is a branch of the parish and a ministry of the Church.
  • Educating our students is the shared responsibility of the school, parish, parents, students and community.
  • Understanding and accepting diversity encourages respect among our school community.
  • Children build self-esteem by growing in responsibility.
  • Differentiated instruction provides for the various learning styles of our students.
  • A safe environment is essential for learning.
  • It is important for each student to support, to encourage, and to be kind to each other.
  • Our faculty models life-long learning and accepts change to promote growth and improvement for our school community.
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