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Philosophy

The philosophy of Our Lady of Providence focuses on providing a spiritual atmosphere where faith is essential to who we are and what we can accomplish.  Within this environment, children learn through innovative academic experiences.  Our purpose is to make evident the Catholicity of our school while meeting students academic needs.

 

There is emphasis on worship, community, service and The Word.  Our school is a community of faith where we learn with others and let those experiences become part of who we are.  The faculty also emphasizes that we gather inner strength by recognizing and supporting those around us.  As a result, our students are aware of families in need and the plight of others outside the community.  As well, we also foster the importance of self-awareness and virtue in our own lives.

 

Along with these religious aspects, Our Lady of Providence is also committed to striving for academic excellence.  Sensitive to ethnic, cultural and racial diversity, the faculty works to adjust methods to optimize each students learning experience.  The academic approach is child centered, focused on the individual learner in a spiritual community, and ever changing to accommodate the developing child.

 

Learning is successful when relationships among students, teachers and parents are promoted.  Students are expected to have a positive regard for each other.  Along with this, a close relationship between student and teacher is fostered.  Teachers also work together, meeting to share their efforts and expertise.  Parental involvement is also encouraged, as communication among teachers and parents is an essential element for student success.

 

Though all of these relationships influence student performance, the nature of the student must be considered.  Along with the child's spiritual and intellectual growth, social and physical growths are also developed.  Life skills are part of the curriculum and programs such as drug awareness, peer mediation and Family Life are in place.

 

Faculty and administration are aware of the importance of process, including administrative, curriculum, teaching and evaluation.  The administration is responsible for both educational and management policies, disseminating information and overseeing its implementation.

 

With policies in place, curriculum development is the second attribute in the process.  The faculty is responsible for developing children's abilities, cognizant of personal growth patterns and learning styles.  Central to every instructional experience is our Religious Education program, which is extended to every part of our school day.

 

The faculty and administration continue to work according to the philosophy that all students can be motivated to do their best and be confident and proud of what they can accomplish with God's constant, loving presence.