MISSION OF THE SCHOOLS OF THE DIOCESE OF RALEIGH
The mission of the schools of the Diocese of Raleigh is to engage our school communities in creating quality education within a Catholic environment that fosters the current and future development of the whole child.
PARISH MISSION STATEMENT
It is the mission of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish to become an increasingly supportive Catholic Faith Community in the Raleigh area, by worshipping God and celebrating the Good News of Jesus Christ through Christian service and witness, rooted in ever deepening love for God and His people. This mission is fulfilled through education, worship, prayer, social action, missionary activity, civic involvement, hospitality, and service to one another. The operation of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School is essential to the Parish Mission.
SCHOOL MISSION STATEMENT
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School partners with parents to provide a quality Catholic education that focuses on the spiritual, intellectual, emotional and social growth of its students. This education is based on the Eucharist, prayer, stewardship, and Catholic traditions as reflected in the gospel teachings of Jesus.
SCHOOL VISION STATEMENT
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School is an elementary school within the Diocese of Raleigh serving boys and girls in grades K-8. Parents have the first and ultimate responsibility for the education of their children. Therefore, the faculty and staff of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School accept with great pride, but also a great sense of accountability and humility, the parents’ decision to entrust the education of their children at an early age to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School.
At Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School, we believe that there is no greater duty than that of ensuring that each child of God receives the best possible education. The goals of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School, a contemporary Catholic school, must be education, worship, and the building of a community of faith. At OLL we strive to achieve the following goals:
We believe that our commitment to Christian education calls us to instill in our students a love of God, knowledge of His works, and a desire to live according to Christian ideals and principles.
We believe that education, while providing for individual differences, will equip each student with the basic cognitive skills requisite to a productive and personally satisfying life in our society.
We believe that our faculty and parents working together in mutual respect and reverence, provide an important witness for our students as they grow and develop.
We believe that in cooperation with the parents, the primary educators of their children, the school seeks to move toward perfecting the spiritual, moral, and intellectual values already implanted by the parents in the home.
We believe that education should enhance the social development in each student by teaching a sense of responsibility and service to community, and encouraging a love for democratic ideals, Christian values, and a spirit of freedom which respects the rights of others while recognizing the value of self- discipline and individual initiative.
We believe that we need to hire faculty and staff of the highest quality and engage in continued training and development in both academic subjects and religious education.
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School will strive to create and maintain a model Christian community where we can live and learn together in a manner that encourages each of us—child, parent, teacher, and administrator—to grow.