Through the continuous presence and guidance of the Holy Spirit, Sacred Heart Catholic School in Cullman will strive to be the best parochial school
in the Diocese of Birmingham, Al: loyal to the Magisterium and its teachings, and to its Benedictine legacy of “ORA ET LABORA” –prayer and work and treating each person as Christ; adhering to the curriculum set by the Diocesan Catholic School Office; growing in the number of students enrolled and
resources committed to ensure the needs of the faculty staff, and students are met both now and in the future; operating the best primary school in the Cullman area; operating according to sound and effective educational principals and business practices especially the management of monies; offering
an environment that reflects being in a family, i.e., warm, welcoming and transparent.
- All students are children of God with special talents and needs.
- Following Benedictine tradition, all students are received, seen, treated as Christ, each student will be taught to see Christ in others, especially their teachers and their fellow students.
- Students are members of ever-enlarging groups beginning with the family and moving out into society. In cooperation with the family, the school seeks to guide, and direct the students in the development of their unique potentials.
- A safe and physically comfortable environment promotes student learning.
- Students need to be actively involved in solving problems, producing quality work demonstrating their understanding of essential knowledge, and skills. The coalesces into challenging students to achieve their personal best.
- Assessments of student leaning should provide students with a variety of opportunities to demonstrate their achievement and meaningful contexts to apply their knowledge.
- Students leaning is the chief priority for the school and the commitment to continuous improvement is imperative if our school is going to enable students to become confident, self-directed, and lifelong learners.
- The responsibility for advancing the school’s mission is shared by the teachers, administrators, parents, the parish, and where applicable, the community at large.