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 Building a faith-filled foundation for a successful life.


Belief Statements

We believe:

  • Each person in our school community is a valued member of God’s family.

  • Our students will be prepared to serve society actively and productively, proclaiming and living the Gospel message of Christ.

  • Parents are a child’s first teachers and that education is a joint venture between home and school.

  • Our school provides an educational program designed to prepare a child for the future, working to fulfill their needs and develop their gifts and talents.




Saint Mary of Mount Carmel School is a private, Catholic educational community.   As Catholic educators, we believe that it is our mission not only to prepare our students to be productive members of society but also to prepare them to better serve the 

Lord through the fourfold dimension of Catholic Education:   Message, Community, Worship, and Service.  


In order to meet these objectives, we believe that it is incumbent upon us to impress upon our students an understanding of our Catholic philosophy, the need to understand the purpose of our existence and the need to understand the truths, the heritage, and the tradition of our Catholic faith.


We at St. Mary of Mount Carmel realize that we have secular responsibilities to our students as well.  The entire School family is committed to the education and the development of the whole child- spiritually, intellectually, physically, socially, and emotionally.  Moreover, as Catholic educators, the faculty realizes that we must not only serve as role models for our students through the daily practice of our Catholic faith, but also that we must challenge our students to fully utilize their God-given talents.


Further, we believe that parents are the child’s first teachers, and the education of our students is a joint responsibility of both teachers and parents.  In order for a more effective education to exist, we believe that partnerships between the school and the home and between the school and the community are essential and vital components.  Moreover, as Catholic educators, we strive to create a school climate of mutual understanding, trust, and respect through open lines of communication.


Finally, we believe that the ultimate mission of our school is to develop well-educated, morally and ethically conscientious students, who are prepared to serve society actively and productively, as well as to proclaim and to live the gospel message of Jesus Christ.


Diocese of Scranton Mission

We, the Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Scranton, are committed to educate students and their families in the Catholic Faith. We provide a Catholic education that is spiritually sound and academically excellent. We strive to prepare our students to be faith filled leaders and life- long learners dedicated to serving the church and society. 

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