Parents are the most significant influence in a child’s life. They are the first role models in the nurturing of the child. Developing good work habits and enjoyment of learning, respect for authority, and love of God and Church values do not happen automatically, nor are they the sole responsibility of the school. We, the teachers and staff, work as partners with parents on any and all concerns of the student during the school year. However, parents are expected and encouraged to instill in their children appropriate behaviors and attitudes so that school hours can be quality time spent in reinforcing and introducing the necessary academic and life skills. If the basic concepts of Catholic Church values and work ethic are emphasized on a consistent basis in the home, problems during the school year will be minimized.
Thus, Saint Ambrose School embraces all that Catholic education asks of a child and gives to a child. Our school emphasizes intellectual, moral, social, cultural, and physical growth, to promote the integrity of education as it is directed to the development and maturity of the whole person. It emphasizes discipline, not for its own sake, but as a means of promoting self- discipline. St. Ambrose emphasizes prayer, the Mass, the Sacraments and spiritual life.
We urge all families to continue to support the school and embrace the spirit of Saint Ambrose School. Traditions of faith, family and friends are a part of our neighborhood and our legacy and therefore, the history of our school. The future of St. Ambrose School depends on the overwhelming support of the parish and families who entrust their children to our care. The students must accept the responsibilities entrusted to them as they are formed in the faith and as members of this community.
- Students are given the opportunity to learn according to their own growth pattern and to develop self-confidence.
- The curriculum enables students to acquire and develop basic skills, understandings, attitudes and values, which help them to live as effective and happy persons in their environment.
- Students develop intellectually, spiritually, emotionally, physically and socially.
- Children develop a positive self-concept, love for life, knowledge and experience of God’s love