WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT?


The 3 C's

Parents choose St. Henry Catholic School over numerous other high performing public and private schools because of the unique blend of academic and interpersonal focuses. Everyone - school staff, parents, students, and community members are connected, confident, and contributing.

These core values, called “The 3 C’s”, are embedded into the mission and integrated into curriculum and school culture. They are part of every school day. Teachers work one-to-one with children to help overcome any challenge. This is what makes St. Henry School exemplary. A focus on connectedness, confidence, and contribution is built into every lesson, program, and activity. They’re not designed to increase test scores or academics, rather those outcomes flow from children feeling welcome, safe, and most of all, ready to learn.

Connected

In the tradition of the Catholic Church and the Benedictine Sisters who started the school, St. Henry places intentional emphasis on the spiritual and character education of every child. To connect students to each other, multi-grade level teams are created for participation in special activities throughout the year. Students and staff are connected to God through daily prayer, weekly Masses, class discussions, and daily actions.

Confident

Children at St. Henry learn to be confident in who they are. They are challenged academically to reach their full potential through strong programs and well-designed lessons.  St. Henry is dedicated to providing supportive and quality education to students of diverse backgrounds and abilities and has received special recognition for work in inclusive education. Teachers allow individual gifts and talents to develop with high expectations.  Learning targets are set to the unique needs of students, whether they be academic, social-emotional, or physical.  Teachers collaborate to meet those needs through best teaching practices and appropriate accommodations. St. Henry employs educational specialists to work with teachers to identify children with educational needs; helping students who may experience academic challenges to nurturing gifted students to reach beyond grade level. Each child is unique and learns differently; therefore, teachers are empowered to individualize instruction and accommodate unique learning styles and interests.

Contributing

Teachers and staff share a commitment to helping students become responsible, caring, and contributing citizens. But, they are also guided in developing the qualities of character that are valued by their families and by the communities in which they live. With guidance and modeling from a caring staff, supportive families, and through a strong commitment to service learning, children learn to be honest and thoughtful, to stand up for their principles, to care about others, to act responsibly, and to make sound moral choices.

Service learning is woven throughout the academic curriculum. Projects have been conducted to raise money for organizations in need and to raise awareness of social concerns such as breast cancer. By combining classroom instruction with meaningful service, students are encouraged to be contributing members of the school, community, and the world beyond. Service projects unite classroom curriculum with community needs, while promoting personal, social, and intellectual growth as well as civic responsibility.

 
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