St. Elizabeth School was founded in 1922 and was originally staffed by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. It is a Catholic, parish school, and is the largest ministry of St. Elizabeth Parish.
School Mission Statement
St. Elizabeth provides a Christ-centered, child-focused learning environment where Catholic ideals and a tradition of excellence are instilled.
St. Elizabeth School provides students with a Catholic, child-centered, positive learning environment as an extension of the ministry to the community os St. Elizabeth parish. Our educational ministry is founded in the teachings of the Catholic Church, instilling personal faith, practicing social justice, and striving for academic excellence in accordance to Diocesan standards. Our faith based community welcomes students and families from diverse backgrounds and all religious denominations.
Students have opportunities to grow in knowledge of the Catholic Faith focusing on the heritage and sacred traditions, along with Biblical formation and sacramental studies as outlined in the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
Students will have opportunities to grow and extend their faith lives by participating and leading service efforts through various parish and community outreach efforts, liturgical experience, and the daily emphasis on practicing the Christskills.
Students are provided learning opportunities that facilitate the academic, social, and physical development of each child. Instructional methods and approaches will vary to provide ample opportunities for expression, creativity and development of a wide array of talents and abilities. Each student is valued for their unique capabilities.
Students are provided a safe, structured environment that strives to meet their emotional, social, and physical needs through the emphasis of routines, procedures, consistent expectations, logical consequences, and developmentally appropriate practices.
Students have the support of faculty, staff, and families; who in partnership will work to ensure opportunities for growth, achievement, and success so that they are to identify their own capabilities and vocational possibilities.
Christskills and Lifelong Guidelines
Students, parents and staff are committed to making decisions based on the lifelong guidelines of trustworthiness, truthfulness, active listening, personal best and no put-downs. The school community emphasizes seventeen Christskills such as patience, caring and integrity. The emphasis on the guidelines and Christskills enables the student to apply the tenets of the Catholic faith in a concrete way to their daily life.
Love and Logic Core Beliefs of Our School
(Based on the strategies of Dr. Jim Fay)
- Every attempt will be made to maintain the dignity and self-respect of both the student and the teacher.
- Students will be guided and expected to solve their problems, or the ones they create, without creating a problem for anyone else.
- Students will be given opportunities to make decisions and live with the consequences, be they good or bad.
- Misbehavior will be handled with natural or logical consequences instead of punishment, whenever possible.
- Misbehavior will be viewed as an opportunity for individual problem solving and preparation for the real world as opposed to a personal attack on school or staff.
- School problems will be handled by school personnel. Criminal activity will be referred to the proper authorities.