Learning and Living Our Faith - St. Jude Catholic School is the educational center of our diverse faith community. We demonstrate our commitment to living as Jesus taught by continuously refining and integrating Catholic values, not only in the academic setting but also throughout our lives in both our Parish and the community at large.
PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION
It is the philosophy of St. Jude School to recognize the parents as the primary educators of their children. Therefore, it is with the active involvement of our parents that together we strive to help our students reach their fullest potential by helping them become:
- Spiritual Persons: who constantly seek to further a relationship with God: who recognize and proclaim the goodness and grace of God in themselves and in others; who are willingly committed to a Christian lifestyle, and who worship actively with the Faith Community.
- Loving Persons: who willingly and creatively sharing time and talents with the diverse society, who are accepting, compassionate and sensitive to those who are met throughout life, while continuously spreading the message of Jesus Christ.
- Responsible Persons: who confidently and competently respond to meeting just needs, protecting personal rights and respecting the earth's environment; who are committed to peaceful resolution conflict; while striving for academic excellence based on the individual needs and capabilities.
The school curriculum is approved by the Diocese of Joliet's Catholic Schools Office and follows the Illinois State Standards . All textbook and source materials are approved by the Diocesan Schools Office and meet or exceed the same requirements in all Illinois public schools. Individual needs, basic skills and positive self-images are the major goals of the curriculum.