In the past, a child’s education was divided into different spheres. Schools were for teaching academic subjects. Families were for teaching respect, responsibility, and discipline. Cultural and religious institutions were for teaching values and faith. But today, many families are led by two working parents, busy lifestyles leave less time for outside activities, and children spend more time in schools with extended days and after-school activities. Additionally, character education, resilience, and emotional intelligence have been proven to be so integral to future success in higher learning and adulthood. In response to all of this, schools have stepped up to teach more than just academics.
At St. Mary’s, our Core Values (R.E.A.C.H – Responsibility, Equality, Achievement, Confidence, Honesty) are an integral part of everything we do.