Vision, Mission, Philosophy & School Pledge
St. Francis Xavier Parish School champions families as the first witnesses to our faith and commits to provide a superior Catholic faith-based education that challenges every child through exceptional academic preparation from early childhood through eighth grade. While offering rigorous and innovative academic experiences, our diverse Catholic community fulfills the needs of the whole child - spiritually, intellectually, physically and emotionally. In meeting these needs in creative and thoughtful ways, we empower every child to reach their full potential. To that end, St. Francis Xavier Parish School accepts the call to stewardship, using our time and talent to proclaim the Gospel with love, service, and grace.
St. Francis Xavier Parish School, a vibrant ministry of St. Francis Xavier Parish, provides families with an outstanding educational choice by integrating our Catholic values of faithfulness, prayer and compassion into an excellent, comprehensive academic program. United with a welcoming and supportive community, we inspire students to achieve their full potential, empowering spiritual growth, cultivating life-long learning, championing servant leaders, while always recognizing the value and dignity of individuals.
We, the members of the St. Francis Xavier School community, believe that our school exists so that our students may come to know and love God while pursuing academic excellence and may develop an active faith life in the Catholic tradition. We believe that the daily example of our teachers and the witness of parents, who are the first heralds of the gospel for their children, provide our students with powerful models for Christian and human growth.
We strive to create a Catholic educational community in which the spiritual, intellectual, physical and emotional needs of each student are met within the scope of our educational program. In our pursuit of academic excellence, we provide our children with diverse educational opportunities, utilizing a variety of learning experiences so that we can prepare each student for a life of intellectual inquiry, prayer, and service to the world through the Church. In union with parents, we strive to discover and develop the unique gifts and talents of our children, moving them with dignity towards their Christian destiny.
At St. Francis Xavier School, we believe in the total formation of each student as a child loved by God. Recited daily in all grades, the St. Francis Xavier School Pledge represents the heart of our school and character of the students at St. Francis Xavier Parish School. We strive to instill and nurture the belief that God is found in everyday things and especially in one another. By word and example, our teachers weave faith formation into the lessons they teach. We encourage all children to become involved in parish life, as well.