Why Saint Olaf Catholic School

WHY SAINT OLAF CATHOLIC SCHOOL?

The answer is in our FACE

Faith-While your child will receive a Catholic faith-filled education, we recognize that faith is first and foremost about a personal relationship with our Creator that obligates us to help transform the world around us.  We seek to inspire our students to use their individual faiths and talents as a springboard to bless and enrich their own communities.  Your child will benefit from the development of a solid moral foundation combined with a heart to serve.  Throughout their time at Saint Olaf, your child will learn what unconditional love, respect, and stewardship mean and how to live these principles through participation in numerous service oriented and religious activities, regular Christian teaching, and a lived-out communal faith surrounding them daily.  Our students leave equipped to make a difference!

Academics-If college is the goal for your child, you couldn't choose a better group of schools.  Catholic schools have over a 85% success rate of college bound students, with 99% graduating high school.  Catholic students score well above average on state tests, as well as college entrance exams, year after year.  At Saint Olaf, we strive to have excellent communicators, through both verbal and written methods.  Saint Olaf students consistently score "off the charts" in reading and writing.  As we recognize this is what makes our school and its students unique, we have set an intention to become a "school of authors."  What better gift can we give our children than a voice, a vision, and the capability to clearly and succinctly express them?  The ability to communicate well opens doors in all job markets and fields, and is a powerful tool across all spectrums of life, regardless of final educational outcome.  Let us help your children discover and use their voice.

Community-At Saint Olaf Catholic School, community is not just a buzz word we toss around-it is woven into the very fabric of who we are.  Not only do we recognize the absolute uniqueness and intrinsic value of each child, we are your village, encircling our families with love and support at every level.  We offer before and after school care for working families where homework can be completed under the watchful eye of caring teachers with the option of additional clubs, activities, and tutoring year round.  For families we also offer a number of community building activities and social events throughout the year, from mom groups, to family game nights, to parent socials, as well as numerous school and Parish functions to participate along side your students.  Let Saint Olaf be your home away from home!

Endures-As your school, your community, your village, we aren't just concerned about your child for the few years we have the privilege of partnering with you in their education.  Our sincerest hope, prayer, and mission is to instill these shared ideals into your child and family unit for a lifetime and beyond.  Where faith, academics, and community endure, life long learners truly RISE!

 

MISSION STATEMENT

We RISE, as a community of learners, continually growing as Christ-centered individuals through life’s journey.

We help students become RESPONSIBLE, self-disciplined citizens of the world who act with integrity.

We prepare students INTELLECTUALLY to analyze complex issues and think critically while developing a life-long love of learning.

We nurture a SPIRITUAL relationship with God through the Catholic Faith Formation that manifests itself in weekly Liturgical celebration, stewardship and daily prayer.

We foster the EMOTIONAL development of the students through the virtues of empathy and charity.