Our Mission & Philosophy

Mission Statement

Our mission statement is the central point of all we do here at St. Mel Catholic School. We are committed to educating the whole child: mentally, physically, emotionally, socially and most importantly, spiritually.

St. Mel School, an educational ministry of St. Mel Parish, promotes academic excellence within a Catholic, faith-filled environment. The school serves St. Mel Parish and the surrounding communities by providing a standards-based curriculum for grades Transitional Kindergarten (TK)-8. A St. Mel education empowers students to become active, responsible Catholic adults whose lives reflect the Gospel values.


Our philosophy is why St. Mel Catholic School is the right place to nurture a child’s natural love of learning and spiritual growth which will prepare them to be the very best they can be now and in the future as adults.

The task of educating the young belongs primarily to parents. St. Mel School endeavors to assist the parents in this role by creating a Catholic, faith-filled environment that will promote the spiritual, intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth of the child. Many opportunities are provided for the development of right judgment, creative thinking, the acceptance of leadership roles, and a sense of moral values. A sense of self-worth is developed in students as they are empowered to contribute their share in the work of building a Catholic community. Our success as Catholic educators is enhanced by parental support; and conversely, family life is strengthened by the active participation of its members in the Catholic school.

“The future of humanity lies in the hands of those who are strong enough to provide coming generations with reasons for living and hoping”.

– Church in Modern World, Vat.II