Mission and Philosophy

In March 1956, an eight-room school was constructed when Good Shepherd Church was built. Three years later, Good Shepherd Catholic School opened its doors to students. Much has changed since then, but Good Shepherd’s commitment to its mission, philosophy and objectives have remained the same.

Mission Statement

Good Shepherd School is a Catholic community, dedicated to the development of the whole child. We foster the spiritual, intellectual, moral, emotional, social, and physical growth of each child by providing a quality Catholic education. Our fellowship helps us to grow in our love for God, his Church, his people, and all of his creation.


We believe in educating the whole child spiritually, intellectually, morally, emotionally, socially and physically. We are mindful of the child’s nature and ultimate goal; the child’s beginning and end is Almighty God.

We believe that faith and virtue are essential for the spiritual, intellectual, moral and emotional development of each child. By fostering faith and virtue, we aim to enable each child to pursue the good, the true, the beautiful and to lead a truly Christian life.

We believe that each child has inherent dignity because he or she is created in the image and likeness of God. We understand it is our responsibility to provide experiences that will help each child recognize his or her dignity and ultimate calling.

We believe that education provides an opportunity for growth, creativity and development of life skills. As a dedicated staff we, try to be examples of Christ’s love. It is our goal to create a positive learning atmosphere, to ignite a desire for life-long learning, and to help students achieve their fullest potential.

We believe parents are the primary educators of their children. As Christian educators, we accept the responsibility given to us by the parents of each child and we share in their duty to instill Catholic ideals, attitudes and heritage.

We believe that we are called to love, and that we cannot fully find ourselves except through a sincere gift of ourselves. Therefore, we have a responsibility to serve others and to build up the Body of Christ, recognizing our membership in our parishes, in our local communities and in the world.

Learn more about our objectives.