Belief Statement

St. Peter’s Boys High School Belief Statements

We believe that:

  • Every individual, created in the image of God, has inherent dignity and worth, Effective education should develop the whole person, spiritually, intellectually, socially, emotionally, and physically, 
  • Education is a shared responsibility involving school administration, faculty, students, parents, and the community,
  • The faculty should follow the teaching principles and discipline established by St. John Baptist de LaSalle and exemplify the LaSallian spirit in their interaction with each other and the student body, 
  • All students have the right to a secure and affirmative learning environment, All students are to be encouraged and motivated to develop their individual talents, Involvement in extracurricular activities is vital for the development of a well-rounded member of our school community 
  • All members of our school community, including staff, students, and parents, are to be treated with respect both to their person and to their property, 
  • All students should participate in activities that help meet the needs of our local community
  • Engagement with individuals and groups from diverse cultures will prepare students to meet the challenges present in the broader global community. 

Value Infusion at St. Peter’s

We provide a foundation in Roman Catholic doctrine.
  • The doctrines and teachings of the Roman Catholic Church guide our schools in curriculum, policy development, and moral and ethical issues.
  • All involved in our school are informed of our commitment to the doctrines and teachings of the Roman Catholic Church and are expected to abide by them.
  • Roman Catholic teachings are at the core of all we do in our school.
We are committed to the Catholic doctrine of the dignity of life from conception to natural death.
  • We value and respect the life of each person.
  • Our school celebrates October as Respect Life month and offer prayerful support to those who travel to Washington, D.C. for the March for Life in January.
  • Our religion curriculum on every grade level, speaks of the dignity of life.
We value shared commitment.
  • Faculty, staff and administration collaborate to provide quality education experiences.
  • A spirit of mutual respect among all encourages the sharing of expertise and experiences. We strive to communicate in a positive, open, constructive and honest manner.
Our school is a place of celebration.
  • Students attend Mass and participate in prayer services which highlight the Church’s liturgical year and other special days throughout the year.
  • Special days and events in the lives of our students are recognized and celebrated.
We take a holistic approach to education.
  • Our school recognizes that each person has unique, spiritual, physical, emotional, academic and social needs.
  • Holistic education is enhanced as our faculties and staff are open to the students’ individual characteristics and personalities as well as each other.
  • A sense of personal value and worth promotes the psychological, emotional and social well being.
We exhibit our commitment to the message of Christ.
  • Scripture and Catholic teaching are the core of everything that our school does.
  • Our school community creates an environment of mutual love and respect.
  • Our students are taught that they make a difference by following the example of Christ.
  • Students are encouraged to consider vocations to the priesthood and to the consecrated life.
We foster community prayer and worship.
  • The school day begins, ends and is surrounded by opportunities for prayer.
  • Students celebrate feast days and holy days in a spiritual community.
  • Whenever possible students attend Mass as a school community. They also celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
We encourage participation in the sacramental life.
  • Students are taught about the seven sacraments of the Catholic Church.
  • The celebration of Mass is central to spiritual life in our school.
  • Whenever possible students are brought to the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
  • Students are encouraged to attend Mass as a family.
We live devotion to Mary and the saints.
  • Mary is central to our school and thus has a special place in the lives of our students.
  • The lives of the Saints are taught and students are encouraged to emulate their faith.
  • The school’s patron figures importantly in the life of the school.
Our school demonstrates in social justice.
  • Our school participates in service projects that affect not only the local school community but all people beyond.
  • Our school dedicates itself to Catholic Social Teaching.
  • Students are taught about Missions and perform service projects to raise money to support them.