Santa Cruz Catholic School, as an integral ministry of Santa Cruz Catholic Church and its commitment to Catholic Education, is founded upon the teachings of the Catholic faith and the four-fold mission of the Catholic Church — service, message, worship and community.
As Christ beckons each of his followers to informally and formally teach the tenets of the Faith, the school passes the Catholic faith to our children in their daily academic environment.
Santa Cruz Catholic School develops the full person and teaches the relationship between God and creation. Santa Cruz strives to supplement and refine influences of the home and community environment in order to develop the whole person spiritually, intellectually, socially, morally, emotionally, and physically.
Spiritually, students learn of God’s love for them and to love God and neighbor.
Intellectually, students acquire sound knowledge of the core curriculum.
Socially, students recognize their role in creating a just society.
Morally, students find the Gospel values as a foundation and Christ as the model for decision-making.
Emotionally, students as children of God, learn to act with self-control.
Physically, students learn to maintain their fitness and health.
Statement of Goals:
To build personal relationships that will allow each to grow in terms of self-knowledge and self-respect and to gain a better understanding of Christian responsibility and freedom.
To build a dynamic faith community by focusing upon the uniqueness and strengths of the faculty, students and parents, thereby enabling them to reach their fullest potential as individuals.
To enable the students to grow in knowledge and love of Jesus Christ, so that His message and truth, which is proclaimed in the school, will become a living reality.
To develop a climate of teaching as ministry in which the faculty move beyond the transference of knowledge, and are willing to share their life experiences with their students.
To develop proficiency in students in written and oral communication, value clarification, decision-making, aesthetic sensitivity, and creativity.