School Philosophy

We at St. Catherine School are members of a Catholic Christian community, who live according to the principles which are consistent with our Catholic Christian heritage.

We believe that parents, as primary educators of their children, together with the teachers, promote education as a life long process.

We believe that parents are an integral part of the school community, showing their commitment to the school philosophy through active participation in the school and parish communities.

We believe that every child has a right to be led to an awareness of God.

We believe that each child has the right to live out the Gospel values of human dignity, freedom, peace, and social justice, while working toward the life God promises.

We believe that the school should provide an environment in which each child cultivates a strong self-image, develops a positive attitude, recognizes his/her uniqueness, and strives toward achieving his/her full potential.

We believe that each child, in the spirit of stewardship, is responsible for using his/her God-given talents, to maintain, and to preserve the world for future generations.

The California Schools in the Diocese of San Jose, mindful of their mission to the love of Christ for all, admit students of any race, color, and  national and/or ethnic origin  to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the schools.  The Catholic Schools in the Diocese of San Jose do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and/or ethnic origin, age, sex or disability in administration of educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other school-administered programs.