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Our Philosophy

Our Philosophy

The Philosophy of The Academy of St. Therese of Lisieux is rooted in the belief that every individual is valuable and unique. We take a holistic approach, striving to educate the spiritual, moral, intellectual, social and physical aspects of the student. Graduates of The Academy of Saint Therese of Lisieux will:

Spiritually

  • express their faith through right relationships with God, others, self and creation.
  • embrace Gospel values and Catholic social teaching.
  • enjoy a personal and community prayer life nourished by the liturgical cycle.
  • value and respect all faith traditions.

Morally

  • act responsibly and ethically.
  • respect the dignity and right of every person.
  • share their gifts by working for the common good, promoting peace, justice and the integrity of creation.
  • make a life commitment to service.

Intellectually:

  • communicate orally and in writing in an effective manner.
  • be highly motivated self-learners with an enduring appreciation for scholarship.
  • integrate information from various disciplines, world views and multi-cultural perspectives.
  • apply acquired principles to real life situations.
  • appreciate the arts.

Socially:

  • exercise leadership in religious, civic and school activities.
  • work with fellow students, appreciating diversity and learning how differences contribute to growth.
  • engage in service to others, especially to the disadvantaged.
  • give evidence of a positive sense of self and a commitment to personal growth.
  • value friendship and be willing to work toward cultivating and maintaining friendships

Physically:

  • strive for a healthy, balanced lifestyle which integrates nutrition, fitness and regular health care.
  • maintain a positive body image which respects self and avoids self destructive behavior.
  • engage in activities and make choices that promote safety for self and others.
  • recognize the consequences of alcohol abuse or the use of illegal drugs and make responsible decisions in their regard.