St. Mary’s School is a family oriented environment with strong ties to the Catholic community. We strive to provide a compassionate, caring, and loving environment for all involved in our school. Being a parochial school, the students’ faith development is an integral part of our daily focus.
The school’s mission statement was established a number of years ago to align with the mission statement of the Salina Diocese and St. Mary’s Parish. A committee of vested individuals spent considerable time reviewing it. Each year, staff reviews the mission statement. It states: The mission of Salina Catholic Schools is to educate the whole person – body, mind, and spirit – in Christian values in accordance with our Catholic faith tradition.
To fulfill our mission St. Mary’s School thrives to nurture the following goals:
Goal #1 is to provide a positive and disciplined atmosphere in order to stimulate effective study habits so that students can achieve the skills for independent, ethical reasoning and problem solving.
Goal #2 is integrating educational opportunities with spiritual experiences, which emphasize the heritage, privileges, and responsibilities of the Catholic way of life to inspire growth through prayer, Sacramental life, liturgy planning and participation.
Goal #3 is to provide a variety of artistic, academic, and physical activities that provide students the opportunity to develop positive leadership and teamwork skills operating under the core values of integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship, and servant leadership.
Goal #4 is to develop our God-given gifts and talents through the knowledge, skills, and activities offered by providing a Christ-like environment with high expectations for personal excellence from parents, students, staff, and clergy.
Goal #5 is to promote responsible Christians with a desire for social justice, service, charity, and compassion for others.
Goal #6 is to engage and educate the entire family in the Catholic faith.