Mission, Vision & Philosophy
St. Charles Parish School in Hartland, Wisconsin nourishes and grows a vibrant Catholic community committed to innovation, responsiveness and compassion as it prepares and challenges students in their intellectual, spiritual and moral lives.
Intellectual. Upon leaving St. Charles, students will possess not just knowledge, but the study skills, problem-solving abilities and intellectual curiosity that will help them achieve success in higher education and professional life.
Spiritual. Upon leaving St. Charles, students will have the foundation for a deep, personal relationship with Jesus Christ and an understanding of the Catholic Church and her teachings and sacraments that they can proclaim, practice and integrate into their lives as Catholics.
Moral. Upon leaving St. Charles, students will strive to act upon their Catholic faith and use their intellectual skills to live as responsible and ethical leaders in the community and to act as stewards supporting those in need through service and charity.
Innovation. “Do not conform yourselves to this age but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and pleasing and perfect.” Romans 12:2. St. Charles is committed to exploring new ideas and methods in education. St. Charles empowers its faculty to evaluate and help improve curriculum to exceed the expectations of an increasingly competitive world. It encourages creative programs to improve both teaching and learning. It invests not just in technology, but in helping teachers maximize its value in the classroom.
Responsiveness. “He also told them, ‘Take care what you hear. The measure with which you measure will be measured out to you, and still more will be given to you.’” Mark 4:24. St. Charles is a place where parents, students and teachers are listened to and understood. The school fosters differentiated instruction to support a wide variety of different learners. St. Charles continuously assesses and monitors its learning environment in order to provide students with responsive, flexible instruction and teachers with focused professional development. St. Charles values and appreciates an active and involved parent community.
Compassion. “Be kind to one another, compassionate, forgiving one another as God has forgiven you in Christ.” Ephesians 4:32. St. Charles is where students feel welcomed, and learn to be welcoming. “Love your neighbor as yourself” is the foundation for the school’s discipline policies and its high standards for behavior in the classroom, on the grounds, and in the use of technology and social media. St. Charles is not just where students respect teachers and administrators, but where they are encouraged to embrace their own position as Catholic role models and leaders for the younger students following them.