When we enter a Catholic school, we walk into a community where both students and parents can grow together. The school provides a sense of “home” for the whole family, not just the students currently attending. And, the teachers, staff, principal and other school families have a genuine sense of caring for one another, as you will see in this edition’s first article.
When a new family first tours a school, this unique aspect of Catholic schools – this sense of family and community – is often one of their strongest impressions. Families often comment that they knew their school was the right fit for their child because they felt like they had come home.
Community is an integral part of the Catholic faith. Jesus commanded us to love one another as he loved us. This is why we speak about the Church as a communion where people come to know they are loved by God through the care we show each other. For 2,000 years we have tried to live this out, even though we do it imperfectly. We want everyone who enters our schools to experience the love of communion as alive and well.