The Catholic Church teaches that the primary duty of education for young people rests with their parents/guardians. “Parents [Guardians] have the first responsibility for the education of their children in the faith, prayer and all the virtues. They have the duty to provide as far as possible for the physical and spiritual needs of their children” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, #2252).
In his last words to the apostles, Jesus gave them a mission: "Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you" (Mt 28:19-20). Only with the sustaining power of God’s grace can this earthen vessel of Catholic school education continue to be a means for carrying forth this command by Jesus Christ.
The school’s leadership team and faculty are committed to providing a safe, nurturing environment where young people encounter the living God, foster a culture of spiritual and academic excellence, build minds, form hearts, and transform lives. Essential to the work of the Catholic school is a seamless partnership with parents/guardians. Together in mission, the young person benefits knowing that there is a positive partnership between the home and the school.
We know you have a choice in your child’s education and we thank you for choosing a Catholic school education in the Archdiocese of Hartford. We are committed to a purpose and vision that will set your child on the path for a lifetime of success.
As we begin the new school year, let us pray that your child(ren) and all the young people in Catholic schools experience The Joy of the Gospel that will expand their faith; that will allow them to express the love of God freely.
Peace in Christ Jesus,
Dale R. Hoyt, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Catholic Schools
Archdiocese of Hartford