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Mission Statement

The Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Erie, in collaboration with family, parish and community, educate our youth to be well-informed citizens with critical thinking skills that well prepare them to live virtuous lives.

In faithfulness to the teachings of Christ and His Church, students will be invited to know, love, and serve God in order to evangelize in a global society.

Through a safe, nurturing environment, students are challenged academically, provided opportunities to explore the arts and athletics, and inspired to develop a heart that is open to service.


Belief Statements

  1. We believe that every child is a uniquely created gift from God graced with inherent dignity and worth.

  2. We believe that all students can best reach their fullest potential in a safe, nurturing and faith-filled environment.

  3. We believe that every student has unique strengths and talents and can excel in a rigorous, supportive environment.

  4. We believe that Prayer, the Sacraments and Christ-centered values permeate all that we do.

  5. We believe that a standard of excellence must be maintained in all academic areas.

  6. We believe that it is the shared responsibility of educators, family, parish and community to provide for the development of the whole child: spiritual, intellectual, social, physical, and emotional.

  7. We believe it is the responsibility of our schools to help students discern God's call for their life.

  8. We believe that students must develop the skills necessary to respond to God's call in a global society.

  9. We believe that everyone is called to serve others.

  10. We believe in the value of strategic planning and professional development as a means of continuous improvement.

  11. We believe that adherence to the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church and fidelity to the Bishop of the Diocese of Erie will create a community united on its journey to the truth.


Profile of the Graduate

  • Our students have acquired a body of knowledge according to the Diocese of Erie curriculum standards.

  • Our students have had a rigorous education to develop critical thinking skills, analytical reasoning and strong study skills.

  • Our students are able to communicate effectively, write creatively and think critically and analytically in order to problem solve.

  • Our students are Christian leaders for the 21st century. They possess a foundation of strong Catholic values and beliefs to make moral decisions and to stand firm in those decisions.

  • Our students live virtuous lives. They contribute to the Catholic faith through active participation and service.

  • Our students respond to the needs of others by embodying the Works of Mercy.

  • Our students exemplify a love of country using their talents to be responsible members of the global community and good stewards of the Earth.

  • Our students are technologically proficient. They use technology as a tool for learning and communicating information in a responsible and effective manner.

  • Our students recognize the Gospel value of the sanctity of life and value a respect for the gift of health, proper nutrition and physical activity.


Wellness Policy

  • The Student Wellness Policy has been aligned with the requirements of Section 204 of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. Each school is to have a Local Wellness Committee that ensures the compliance of the school with the Student Wellness Policy. Any parent that would be interested in participating on the Diocesan Wellness Committee should contact Kim Lytle, 814-824-1248. www.eriercd.org/schools/parents.html  

Summer Food Service Program

Schools or families may use any of the following methods to locate sites that serve free meals to children during the summer:

  • Call 211
  • Call 1.866.3Hungry or 1.877.8Hambre
  • Text “FOOD” or “COMIDA” to 877877 during the summer months
  • Text “SUMMER MEALS” or “VERANO” to 97779.
  • Use the website: www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks
  • Use the site locator for smartphones - Rangeapp.org