• School Philosophy

    St. Lawrence, a Catholic elementary school grades kindergarten through eight, is an integral aspect of Christian formation in St. Lawrence Parish. The teaching of Catholic doctrine and the translation of the Good News of the Gospel into action prepares our students to take their rightful place in global society. We advocate Christian service to the community, encourage model citizenship and responsibility, and emphasize the importance of peacemaking.


    The philosophy of St. Lawrence School is founded on a firm commitment to promote the spiritual, intellectual and creative development of students, based on recognition of their developmental stages and their individual needs. St. Lawrence strives to provide a spiritual and academic environment that encourages each student to further his or her capabilities, energies, interests, and potentials.


    Because of the diversity of the students’ backgrounds, St. Lawrence School endeavors to teach:

    * knowledge, understanding, appreciation, and respect of all cultures,

    * the importance of peace and justice towards all people,

    * respect for the rights of the individual,

    * awareness of the nature of the ever-changing world,

    * and responsible membership in a global community.


    We believe that cultural and ethnic diversities should be reflected and celebrated in daily life as well as through faith –filled liturgies from which we go forth strengthened to meet the challenges and needs of the good earth and of all God’s children. The school is very proud of earning and maintaining its “No Place for Hate” status and emphasizes the importance of living this philosophy every day. St. Lawrence fosters a strong bond of unity among the parish community, staff, parents, and students by mutual sharing and active involvement in the affairs of the school community. A warm, friendly, loving, and caring family spirit permeates St. Lawrence School, a unified community deeply committed to Christ.