Saint James Mission Statement
St. James School provides students of different cultures a quality education in a Catholic, Christ-centered environment, emphasizing faith, service and love.
Saint James School Philosophy
St. James School seeks to provide for intellectual, moral, emotional, and physical growth in our young people within a Christ-centered atmosphere. Our school, with the support and cooperation of the parents, strives to prepare its students to proclaim the Good News and to translate this proclamation into action.
Here, students are instructed in human knowledge and skills, valued for their own worth, simultaneously deriving their most profound significance from God's plan for Creation. Instruction in religious truth and values is an integral part of the school program. Religious education is not "one more subject" alongside the rest, but it is perceived as the underlying reality in which the students’ experiences of learning and living achieve their deepest meaning.
The formation objectives at St. James School will be implemented by participating in an organized program of religious education, liturgies celebrating the Eucharist and the reception of the sacraments.
The instructional objectives follow the various courses of study presented by the Office of Lifelong Formation and Education of the Archdiocese of Louisville. All school activities are integrated around the human relationship to God and the individual's relationship to others.
St. James School Vision Statement
In order to achieve the ideas of our philosophy, the following vision statement will be used as our guide:
- help students learn to take charge of their own potential in the life-long learning process;
- provide learning experiences which are consistent with growth patterns for each student;
- nurture students in developing enough confidence in themselves and in others to think imaginatively and openly explore ideas, values, and relationships;
- promote student grow in self-discipline, peaceful conflict resolution, listening and speaking skills and the sharing of ideas;
- support the family, recognizing the importance of a strong Catholic faith with emphasis on the Eucharistic community and service.
Saint James Curriculum Mission Statement
St. James School's curriculum is designed to use a variety of strategies that will allow each student to become a self-directed, responsible learner. The curriculum is an outcome-based education, created to provide individual students with opportunities for success in achieving the standards set forth by the Archdiocese.
Saint James Curriculum Philosophy Statement
The curriculum challenges our diverse population of students, whom we serve, to maximize their learning potential. Outcome based education addresses multiple learning and teaching styles, emphasizes application of knowledge and establishes a link to the Archdiocesan Curriculum Framework. The curriculum provides a guide, which enables the teachers to expect high levels of success for the students. Opportunities for individual success target the development of intellectual, spiritual, physical and moral responsibility within the student. The learning process fosters a total community commitment in which parents act as primary educators.
Archdiocese of Louisville Curriculum Mission Statement
The curriculum mission of the Archdiocese of Louisville requires schools to participate in the Archdiocesan Outcomes-Centered Educational System of curriculum decision-making, organization, and delivery.
Archdiocese of Louisville Curriculum Philosophy Statement
With regard to the role of curriculum in the Archdiocese, St. James:
- is based upon the belief the parent is the primary educator of the student;
- is based upon gospel values and the development of the whole child;
- is designed to educate all students to develop a lifelong love for learning and to become responsible, self-sufficient members of the church and society;
- is designed at the school level within the parameters of the district framework and reflects content standards based on effective research;
- is designed to offer a variety of strategies for instructional delivery, the effective use of learner time, and assessment based upon the developmental needs of the learner;
- is continually assessed for effectiveness by internal reflection, dialogue and long term studies with modification as needed.