LCSS Mission, Vision & Belief Statement
The Lafayette Catholic School System, centered on Jesus Christ, educates the whole person in a culture that is:
- sustained by Gospel witness and service;
- imbued with a Catholic worldview;
- supported by a community of faith;
- distinguished by academic excellence; and
- committed to student success.
He Shepherds, We Shape, They Shine
S Strong Catholic Formation
H High Academic Standard
P Positive Christian Environment
E Excellent Teachers and Facilities
We believe that the issue of providing a quality Catholic education to all of our children is of the utmost importance to the future well-being and salvation of our Church, our nation and our community.
All persons have an inalienable right to a quality education “in virtue of their dignity as human persons” and that all have a right to an education that develops harmoniously their physical, moral, spiritual and intellectual qualities.”
A quality education can be attained only in an orderly, just, and non-violent environment.
Administrators have the responsibility to ensure the overall Catholic Christian environment in which all participants in the system are respected
While recognizing the primary role of parents in the education of children that there are educational duties and responsibilities vested in civil and religious authority in order to better provide for the common good of all people.
Parents are responsible to enter into cooperative relationships with those delegated with educating their children.
Teachers, administrators, the Board of Education and the Board of Trustees are responsible to collaborate with parents in all decisions relating to the education of their students.
The goal of all education is to foster the development of the total person. This formation needs to provide students with opportunities for moral and spiritual growth to complement their intellectual and physical development.
Students need to have a desire and willingness to grow in their overall formation in their academic and personal life.
Each student is provided with and expected to maintain an environment that is conducive to learning and that is orderly and respectful of each individual, regardless of the student’s social, cultural or personal status.
All members of the Lafayette Catholic School System, employees, students and parents are expected to fully embrace the mission and the policies of the Lafayette Catholic Schools.
We believe that the challenges we face in this endeavor can only be met and overcome if we join together with Jesus Christ, put aside all that might potentially divide us, and seek to serve our common goal of providing all of our young people with a quality education that will provide them with the knowledge and skills to live happy, productive and rewarding lives.