Mission & Philosophy

Accreditation

St. Mary's Catholic School is proud to be accredited by the The Oklahoma Private School Accreditation Commission (OPSAC) under the Oklahoma Conference of Catholic Schools Accreditation Association (OCCSAA). To learn more about OCCSAA, please visit www.archokc.org/catholic-school-office/accreditation. The school is also an active member of the National Catholic Education Association.

 

Mission

St. Mary’s Catholic School’s mission is to teach children to achieve academic excellence and to know, love, and serve God by serving others.

 

"First and foremost every Catholic educational institution is a place to encounter the living God who in Jesus Christ reveals his transforming love and truth." - Pope Benedict XVI

 

 St. Mary’s students are:

Spiritually responsible

Trustworthy citizens, with

Moral values, who are

Academically prepared,

Respectful, reliable and resourceful

Young people, guided by the Catholic faith to

Serve God and others.

Philosophy

St. Mary’s School endorses the call of the Catholic Bishops of the United States to express its educational ministry through the objectives of personal spirituality, social justice, and a strong academic program in accord with the Curriculum Guide for Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City.  St. Mary’s works closely with each child’s family in helping the student become an involved and mature follower of Jesus; Parents have the first responsibility for the education of their children (CCC2223).  Particularly, St. Mary’s faculty partner with parents to: 

 

  1. Develop the total Christian personality by instilling in the students a respect for life and reverence for Christian living.

  2. Develop within the school a strong religious education program based on Catholic Theology, Scripture, Liturgical experience, and service so that each child will grow and develop in the Christian way of life.

  3. Facilitate the intellectual, social, and physical development of each child through a variety of instructional methods such as small and large group instruction, departmental classes, and other tools for basic knowledge and formation.

  4. Aid students in evaluation of their own capabilities and vocational possibilities.

 

It is the consensus of the faculty that every human being has a right to pursue knowledge corresponding with his/her dignity and God-given ability, regardless of background or sex. In the early years, education is often of the utmost importance because through education and guidance the children of today become the Catholic citizens of tomorrow.

Knights of St. Mary's Creed

I am an intelligent and faithful Knight of St. Mary’s Catholic School.

Through the grace of God:

I will practice prudence, so I may always make good decisions.

I will practice fortitude, so I may have the courage to choose and

stand up  for what is right.

I will practice temperance, so I may always control my own words and actions.

I will practice justice, so I may be a person who always treats myself and others fairly and with respect.

I will live my life in faith, hope and charity, always loving God with all my heart, soul, strength, and mind, and my neighbor as myself…

So that, by the grace of God, may I be perfect as my Heavenly Father is perfect!

Amen.