Vision Statement of the Diocese of Pittsburgh Department of Catholic Schools
Philosophy of SMCA
It is the aim of SMCA to provide a Catholic, educational setting in which our students and their families can integrate gospel values in daily living. We strive to create a climate in which each child can develop spiritually, intellectually, physically, emotionally, and socially, and in turn enhance the world.
Each child will develop an understanding of Catholic doctrine, Liturgy, the Sacraments, Sacred Scripture, and personal prayer to build a personal relationship with Christ.
All children will be provided with challenging, yet realistic goals to achieve their full potential. Individual learning styles and rates of achievement will be recognized.
Each child will receive guidance in developing sound attitudes and habits for both mental and physical health.
Each child will develop a Christian awareness of responsibility to God, family, parish, community, nation, and world.
2. To provide a superior academic background, which will enable each child to excel.