Learning Expectations


Within a safe Catholic Christian environment, St. Barbara School provides 
instruction which
enhances the academic, spiritual, aesthetic, social and physical growth of our students.  
Therefore, our students and graduates are capable of being:

Individuals of faith who live the Gospel message by:
          Understanding and valuing basic elements of Catholicism.
          Growing in their relationship with Christ.
          Developing and growing in their prayer life.
          Working to achieve social justice.
          Reflecting God’s infinite love in relationships with others.
          Contributing time, talent, and treasure to the Church community.

Life-long learners with a solid foundation of knowledge who can:
           Demonstrate competency in the basic skills.
           Think critically and solve problems.
           Develop study skills rooted in self-discipline and motivation.
           Utilize technology to facilitate learning.
           Appreciate creativity and the fine arts.                               

Confident, effective communicators who: 
            Read and listen with discernment and understanding.
            Compute with accuracy.
            Write with clarity.
            Think independently.
            Speak effectively.

 Responsible citizens of the local and world communities who:
             Acknowledge that they can make a difference.
             Support and participate in local and national affairs.
             Develop understanding, compassion, and respect for all people and their         individual differences.
             Recognize dangers and opportunities in the modern world. 
             Recognize and appreciate the struggles and sacrifices parents make  for  their children.
             Fulfill family responsibilities.
             Develop self-confidence and leadership qualities.

Respectful, health-conscious individuals who:
              Value themselves, others, and all of God’s creation.
              Understand the importance of making healthy choices.
              Have the knowledge of and appreciation for a variety of physical activities.

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