Academics

At Saint Olaf we believe that not all leaders are lifelong learners and not all lifelong learners become leaders.  Therefore, no matter the child's innate abilities, we strive for well-rounded intentional learners, equipped with a solid moral compass and heart of service, committed to improving all communities they become a part of through their life's journey.  While at Saint Olaf, your children will flourish within a protected, tight-knit, loving community, allowing them to grow and establish their own unique person hood.  No matter the path, your child will be equipped to powerfully impact the world around them in both big and small ways.  You'll discover you become part of your student's journey as your entire family is enfolded into our community.

 
PHILOSOPHY STATEMENT
Saint Olaf Catholic school is an expression of the mission of Jesus Christ. We maintain a visible Catholic presence within our local community. As Catholic School educators, we recognize the personal dignity of each child. We strive to make students aware of their purpose in life: the integration of Christian principles into their patterns of living. We endeavor to provide a faith-based community in which each child can develop self-worth and Christian maturity. Together with parents, the prime educators of their children, we aspire to provide a quality education that will allow each child to RISE, by growing responsibly, intellectually, spiritually, and emotionally.

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.

SAINT OLAF CATHOLIC SCHOOL LEARNING EXPECTATIONS 
Catholic Christians who:
•Have a personal relationship with God
•Demonstrate an understanding of Catholic beliefs and traditions
•Make choices based on Christian values
•Serve others
•Maintain a prayerful, healthy, and balanced lifestyle

Communicators who:
•Write with ease and make a clear point
•Write using correct grammar and spelling
•Speak clearly and confidently
•Listen and observe actively and respectfully
•Collaborate and cooperate with others
•Lead and motivate others

Learners who:
•Use a variety of resources, skills, and strategies to increase knowledge and understanding.
• Solve problems and think critically
• Show responsibility for their learning

 

Responsible users of technology that:
• Access, analyze, organize and process information
 
  
CATHOLIC SCHOOL GENERAL COMMENTS:
We recognize the responsibility to provide a learning environment that fosters growth and considers the individual needs of the child. We continue to promote the values of service, respect, responsibility, trust, faith, and family within a community of caring. You will find dedicated teachers, challenging academic curriculum, outstanding facility and friends for life. Catholic Schools educate students so that they graduate equipped to transform their communities!

 

The mission of the Catholic schools of the Diocese of Salt Lake City is to educate our young people in a Christian community environment by providing a strong and active academic program, integrating Catholic values, beliefs, and tradition into their lives.

 

Nurturing Faith, Expanding Knowledge, Preparing for the Future!

 

We welcome non-Catholics into our schools and our spiritual community. 27% of our students are non-catholic. Utah Catholic Schools are rich with diversity with 30% of the students representing different nationalities. The Utah Catholic School system has a tradition of educating students at the highest level with 98% college bound and millions of dollars in college academic scholarships given to graduates. 

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you. Psalm 32:8