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Mission

We, the faculty and staff of Our Lady of Mount Carmel School, affirm that our mission is based on Gospel values.
Acknowledging that...

  • We believe that Catholic Education provides a core foundation for individuals to become disciples of Christ, building integrity, compassion, mercy, empathy, selflessness, and forgiveness.
  • We believe Catholic Education provides the basic structure in which one learns and discovers about oneself as made in the image and likeness of God.
  • We believe Catholic Education deepens and strengthens the child’s understanding of the faith and instills a thirst for truth and holiness, building the Kingdom of God in our global society.
  • We believe Catholic Education provides the opportunity to nurture the moral compass of every child by providing positive discipline and accountability through a marriage of knowledge and spirituality.
  • We believe a quality Catholic Education integrates the traditions of our faith and the evolving technology of the present with a goal toward a better future.
  • We believe that every child, by being challenged and encouraged in an environment that leads to open-mindedness, can learn and develop respectfulness and confidence.
  • We aspire for academic excellence through high standards and a structured environment, while recognizing that challenges and obstacles provide opportunities for growth for all students.
  • Students, teachers, and parents are integral and responsible members of the learning environment.
  • We believe a quality Catholic Education provides an environment which nurtures and models the Eucharistic Mercedarian spirituality.
  • We believe a quality Catholic Education evangelizes the Gospel values and provides successful leaders that reflect such values and embrace their fullness with an eye toward the future.
  • We believe assessment of student learning should provide students with a variety of opportunities that demonstrate their achievement of expectations for their learning.
  • We believe curriculum and instructional practices should incorporate a variety of learning activities to accommodate differences in learning styles.
  • We believe exceptional students (special education, limited English proficiency, talented and gifted) require special services and resources.
  • We believe a student’s self-esteem is enhanced by positive relationships and mutual respect among students, staff, and parents.
  • We believe cultural diversity can increase students’ understanding of different peoples and cultures.