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Mission and Beliefs

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Cardinal Newman School is a Catholic middle and high school whose mission is to provide an academically rigorous Christian education to young men and women from diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.  We challenge our students to embrace truth, pursue academic excellence, act with integrity, lead courageously, work for justice, and engage in generous service.  We are a community where every student is known, the dignity of all is appreciated, and apparent and potential gifts are developed in mind, body, and spirit.

Root Beliefs
“All are made in God’s image and likeness and all can learn” -  We believe that all of our students have infinite value because, like all of us, they are created in God’s image and likeness. All have will and intellect.  All have gifts that need to be developed.  All can learn.  “The world is charged with the grandeur of God” (Gerard Manley Hopkins).
“Parents are partners with us” - We believe that parents are the primary teachers of their children.  We collaborate with them to continue the good work they have begun, recognizing that the family is the first and most important teacher in a child’s life.  We work to further the students’ educational foundation in alignment with our shared Catholic values. “An education in the fullness of humanity should be the defining feature of Catholic schools” (Pope Francis).
“We are meant to be men and women for others”-We are committed to building a community where individuals act with virtue - A great portion of our work is helping young men and women grow in character.  To this end, we offer co-curricular programs with coaches and moderators who act as strong role models and have an eye for the continued moral growth of students. “Give your hands to serve and your hearts to love”(Mother Teresa).
“Learning is joyful”-We find God in all things. We share the wonder and infinite wisdom of our creator within our classrooms as we create dynamic and engaging learning environments. We find a reflection of the creator in each of our interactions between students, parents, and faculty as we embrace the love of life-long learners.“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit” (Aristotle).
“We are home and we are family”- Learning in the context of a community where the student is confident that he is welcomed and will always be cared for will allow them to flourish.