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PHILOSOPHY


Our Lady of Lourdes Regional School is a distinctly Catholic community, comprised of students, faculty, parents, and alumni working together to respond in faith to the educational mission of the Church. We present the message of salvation proclaimed by Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Gospel. Church documents, particularly To Teach as Jesus Did and The Catechism of the Catholic Church, guide the content and direction of the various curricula.

Community, as a lived reality, is the heart of Catholic Education at Lourdes. This philosophy carries over into the way we live and work within the family, the parish, the neighborhood, and even the global community.

Lourdes is strongly committed to academic excellence and to the preparation of students to assume their roles as productive members of society. In addition to spiritual formation, this preparation encompasses the students' intellectual, personal, social, and physical development.

From the school's mission and philosophy flow our statements of beliefs and our goals as an academic institution.

GOALS

The goals of the program are:


Spiritual Development


The students will have grown in their knowledge and appreciation of their Christian heritage and their Catholic identity.


The students will have grown in the understanding of the Catholic faith and will be able to explain as well as practice it.


Intellectual Development


The Students will have developed the ability to identify a problem, generate alternative solutions to the problem, and decide on an effective course of action


The students will have developed an appreciation for learning and an understanding that it is a life-long process.


Personal Development


The students will have developed a sense of purpose and self-respect.


The students will have developed the ability to make decisions in the lift of Gospel values.


Social Development


The students will be able to appreciate cultural diversity, be tolerant of other ideas and/or opinions, and be able to respond in a positive manner.


The students will have developed an awareness of the social graces and the need to practice them in their daily living.


Physical Development


The students will have gained knowledge of and an appreciation for what contributes to a healthy body.


The students will have graduated from Our Lady of Lourdes Regional School with a favorable attitude toward physical activity which can be continued into adult life.