St. Jude Catholic School
Joliet, Illinois




Passionately Catholic ~  Academically Excellent ~ Distinctly Dominican

Fervorosamente Católica ~ Excelencia Academica ~ Distintivamente Dominíca


Mission Statement


Saint Jude Catholic School is an elementary school in the Dominican tradition.  In partnership with parents, we offer children an excellent academic and religious education.  We provide a Christ-centered atmosphere in which students may grow in knowledge, truth and love.


The goal of St. Jude Catholic School is to nurture a collaborative effort between parents, educators and clergy, to teach students the Catholic faith, the love of Jesus as a way of life, to instill academic excellence, to inspire a love of learning and to develop a sense of personal responsibility.


Philosophy:  St. Jude Catholic School endorses the call of the Catholic Bishops of the United States to express its educational ministry through the objectives of personal spirituality, social justice, and a strong academic program in accord with the Curriculum Guide for Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Joliet.


The aim and content of the St. Jude educational program considers not only the child’s mind and body but also, and most importantly, his/her immortal soul. To form true and honest Catholic Christians who will live in this world in such a way as to enter the happiness of heaven is the aim of Catholic parents who have the first and greatest responsibility for the education of their children. St. Jude Catholic School is committed to supporting this fundamental task of parents through a school program aimed at providing spiritual, intellectual, social and physical opportunities for students to grow and explore their gifts, talents and responsibilities of service to the wider community.


Aware that the educational process is not simply a human activity but a Christian journey toward the Triune God, students are encouraged to recognize God in the sacraments, in doing His will, in one another, and in the everyday simple tasks which they perform. They are encouraged to develop a prayer life that unites them with Christ.


In providing a quality education, St. Jude Catholic School strives for personal and

academic excellence in both its students and its faculty. Relying on the grace-filled cooperation of all, St. Jude Catholic School aims to be a school that provides for the Catholic education of the child in every aspect of his/her growth and development. Education is of the utmost importance because through education and guidance the children of today become the Catholic citizens and leaders of tomorrow

Diocese of Joliet Catholic Schools Mission Statement

 

Jesus commissioned His apostles to teach and make disciples. Mindful of this twofold mandate, Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Joliet provide formation in the Catholic faith as well as superior academic education to students of diverse backgrounds. Our Christ-centered education nurtures a personal relationship with Jesus and service to others. Our whole child approach integrates Catholic doctrine, prayer, sacraments, and moral decision-making with academic achievement and physical health. Working in partnership with parents and parish communities, Catholic schools prepare students for success in further education, a productive career and a life eternal with God.