We at St. Anthony’s High School believe in: Our Catholic heritage in the Franciscan tradition
We encourage the student’s spiritual growth through participation in the Church’s mission to build the Body of Christ by instructing our students in the Catholic faith, and encouraging in each student the formation of a morally correct conscience; Developing and respecting different religions, challenging the forces of racism in all its forms; providing liturgical experiences which nurture the spiritual development and sacramental life of the student; promoting Gospel ideals as mirrored in the lives of St. Francis of Assisi and St. Anthony of Padua; faith, hope, love of God, self and neighbor; joy in the gifts of life and salvation; peace in the attempt to discern God’s will in the daily course of events; fostering a respect for the natural order and the beauty of creation. Dignity and Respect
We promote the future common good of our students, our school and our society by fostering respect for the democratic ideals of liberty, equality, and the principle of law in a pluralistic and multicultural society; encouraging a responsible attitude toward change in the pursuit of Truth; providing alumni services as a means of strengthening the ties with our common past; emphasizing the duty of our teachers to direct their students’ activities with a sense of responsibility and to have them strive for what is true and just in willing cooperation with others; expecting teachers to exemplify the behavior and moral values expected of the students; encouraging parents to support and reinforce the values of honesty and integrity in their students’ academic performance and personal interactions.
We encourage effective development and promote the student’s fullest aesthetic growth by fostering, within the curriculum and extra-curricular activities, an appreciation of individual worth. Academic Excellence
We encourage both critical and creative thinking and stimulate the student’s intellectual growth by providing a formal study of the arts and sciences that recognize the needs of a diverse student body; encouraging a spirit of academic excellence; offering a variety of activities that allow the students to explore other facets of the arts and sciences; emphasizing that learning is not limited to the school environment or the school years; fostering an awareness of college and career choices.
We encourage the exercise of individual talents and promote the student’s physical, emotional, and social growth by providing curricular and extra-curricular activities which stimulate physical and emotional health, individual integrity, and self-respect; challenge leadership potential; encourage a sense of social responsibility, a generous spirit, and an unselfish service toward neighbor in the spiritual and corporal works of mercy; create an atmosphere in which friendship can flourish.