Mission Statement and Philosophy

Mission Statement of St. Paul Catholic School

Rooted in Catholic values and committed to academic excellence – St. Paul Catholic School is dedicated to forming the whole child to know, love and live the faith.

 

Philosophy

At St. Paul Catholic School, we believe that it is essential to provide our students and families with a tradition rich in Catholic principles, a challenging curriculum, prayerful and faith-filled liturgies, and the opportunity to serve our parishes and global community as valued stewards of God’s gifts.

The pillars upon which we build this educational environment responsive to the whole child include family loyalty, student responsibility, a preparation for the future, respect for everyone and a caring faculty. Our school recognizes the significance of a safe learning environment, a commitment to high academic standards, and the need for moral responsibility, civic involvement and spiritual growth.

Students at St. Paul Catholic School acquire a foundation in faith and Christian values as well as the basic knowledge and skills needed to guide them through life and successfully participate in a global community.

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

 

School Overview

St. Paul’s Catholic School opened its doors on September 12, 1955, as Pauline Memorial Catholic School, through the generosity of Mr. and Mrs. Spencer Penrose and in memory of their granddaughter Pauline.  Originally serving children in grades one – four, St. Paul Catholic School (SPCS) has grown to include a preschool, pre-kindergarten and students in kindergarten – grade 8.  SPCS serves families from St. Paul's Parish and from 15 parishes and ten school districts in the greater Colorado Springs area.  We are honored to serve a large number of military families as well.  Our SPCS campus has also grown over the years to include a state of the art computer lab, science lab, gymnasium, cafeteria, and library. 

The administration, faculty, and staff of St. Paul believe that parents are the primary educators of our children, and partner with parents to ensure full formation in the beauty and completeness of our Catholic faith in an environment of academic excellence.  SPCS is fully accredited through the AdvanED.  Our faculty is highly qualified by Colorado state requirements and many hold Masters’ degrees in education.  All faculty members complete catechetical certification in compliance of the Bishop’s Charter of the Diocese of Colorado Springs.