Mission Statement & Philosophy

STATEMENT OF MISSION

“How good the good God is...Why can’t we proclaim it to the whole world?”

St. Julie Billiart, Foundress, Sisters of Notre Dame

Moreland Notre Dame School is a Catholic school rooted in the educational ministry of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur. The Hallmarks of a Notre Dame de Namur Learning Community guide the school in creating a community of faith in which a challenging curriculum educates our students for life. Faculty and staff, in partnership with parents, work to foster a school environment in which each child is held sacred; justice and service are honored; diversity is valued, and above all, the goodness of God is proclaimed.

SCHOOL PHILOSOPHY

Moreland Notre Dame School, in partnership with parents, seeks to create an environment where students grow in their understanding of themselves as children of God and important members of ever-widening communities of faith: family, classroom, school, local and global communities, and Church. As members of this school community we desire that our actions demonstrate the goodness of God.

We aspire to be a Catholic school in the tradition of the Sisters of Notre Dame, in which students can learn and grow in a safe and nurturing environment in the company of teachers, staff, and classmates. In the words of St. Julie Billiart, we work to teach our students “whatever is necessary to equip them for life.” Moreland Notre School incorporates the characteristics, values, and activities set forth in the document Hallmarks of a Notre Dame de Namur Learning Community.

We envision our students as Catholic adults of the 21st century who possess the maturity, knowledge, skills, self-discipline and sense of justice to be of service to the world in which they live. We acknowledge that the world in which our students will live and serve may require knowledge and skills we cannot always anticipate; therefore, their ability and willingness to be lifelong learners is essential.