WHY CHOOSE ST. GREGORY THE GREAT CATHOLIC SCHOOL?
At St. Gregory the Great School, our formula for success combines the important elements of a quality, caring staff and challenging, innovative curriculum within the framework of a value-oriented, Catholic atmosphere. With strong parent support, this formula enables us to successfully provide a "Foundation for Excellence" for each child. St. Gregory the Great Catholic School offers a full range of activities that build valuable experiences and positive memories. Students develop a personal spirituality based on prayer, faith tradition, relationship with community and living their faith in the world through service.
The child comes to us as a unique person intellectually, spiritually, socially, emotionally, and physically. Our hope is to develop the full potential of each child and bring them to an awareness of self as members of a faith-centered community.
The academic nature of St. Gregory balances content area with processes that will form well-rounded, well-educated persons. The faculty believes that knowledge is gained in a positive classroom environment that strives to meet the academic and spiritual needs of each child.
The school community of St. Gregory believes the purpose of Catholic education is to develop a living, conscious and active faith that will meet the demands of the gospel in our constantly changing world.
The school is a vital part of the St. Gregory Parish community. St. Gregory School recognizes the parent as the primary religious educator of the child. The school promotes, encourages, and supports our parents in this joint endeavor and welcomes their involvement in the school.
The school tries to balance the intellectual, social, personal, and physical needs of each child’s life with religious development as outlined in the Office of Catholic Education guidelines. The school provides a site for the growth of spirit, mind, and body in which tolerance, integrity, and respect are valued. The school believes that certain values such as charity, honesty, patriotism, and responsibility need to be instilled, modeled, and nurtured in each child as a member of the Catholic community.
St. Gregory fosters high moral expectations through various programs and activities. Students attend and participate in First Friday and Holy Day liturgies. Students receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation three times a year. The school day begins and ends with prayer. The school pledge and mission statement are posted in each classroom and are recited daily. Each month the school community focuses on a specific virtue to discuss and emulate. Students learn about and practice traditional Catholic expressions of faith such as lighting the Advent wreath, May Procession, stations of the cross, honoring the saints and praying the rosary. A multitude of service projects are conducted throughout the year. St. Gregory School works closely with St. Vincent DePaul providing food for the Thanksgiving food drive, a Christmas toy drive, and a general donation drive through the church.
The school climate of St. Gregory reflects its Catholic identity, its concerns for individuals as persons, and its commitment to the global community. The students, faculty, and staff work together to foster this identity. Recognizing the challenges of today’s society, St. Gregory strives to empower our students to experience a life fully Catholic and spiritually alive. We further help them realize that our faith is dynamic; it must be lived, not simply studied.
The Principal Criteria for Entrance into St. Gregory School:
The length of registered residence in St. Gregory Church.
The regular practice of the Catholic faith by the whole family.
The degree of activity in the various ministries and programs of the parish.
The regular support of St. Gregory Church in proportion to the means of the family.
The participation of prospective students in a parish religious program (CCD).
The factor of having siblings at St. Gregory School.
Transfer students from other Catholic schools.
Qualified students from parishes which do not have their own parish schools.
Any factor that in the opinion of the Administration merits special consideration.