The Mission of Saint John of the Cross Catholic School is to live and teach the gospel, to evangelize, nurture and protect God-given freedom of the human person rooted in a Eucharistic-Marian spirit of mercy, through a quality education based on Catholic and Mercedarian tradition, collaborating with parents as educators.
School Wide Learning Expectations
1. Active Catholic Christians who are:
Showing respect for self, others, God, Church, authority, property.
Demonstrating basic knowledge of the foundations of faith and church teachings.
Developing a moral conscience, modeling appropriate behavior for others.
Demonstrating a spirit of service in Church, family, school, and community.
Practicing compassion, tolerance, justice, and respect for the dignity of life.
2. Diligent Life-long Learners who are:
Using study skills effectively.
Utilizing their unique gifts and talents, and appreciating those of others.
Developing a solid foundation in basic subjects enabling the student to communicate effectively, think critically, and solve problems independently.
Demonstrating responsibility and accomplishing goals.
3. Effective Communicators who are:
Developing a solid sense of self-esteem and self-discipline that is reflected in social behavior.
Able to work cooperatively demonstrating tolerance and respect.
Listening critically and compassionately.
4. Self-Evaluators who are:
Appreciating achievement and striving to attain high standards.
Assessing their own strengths and areas for improvement.
Taking responsibility for their actions.
5. Responsible Citizens who are:
Understanding of basic civic responsibilities.
Cognizant of current events/world affairs and their effect on life.
Understanding, appreciative and respectful of the cultural diversity of society.
Aware of good health habits and hygiene.
Able to resolve conflict peacefully and takes responsibility for own actions.
6. Problem solvers who are:
Working independently and collaboratively to create solutions.
Resolving conflicts peacefully.
Appreciating different points of view and perspectives.