Do not model your behavior on the contemporary world, but let the renewing of your minds transform you, so that you may discern for yourselves what is the will of God what is good and acceptable and mature. (Romans 12, 3)
Inspire students so they will transform themselves into the unique person God created in his immense love. Develop our students to be active and practicing members of the Catholic Church, following our Lord, Jesus Christ. Guide our school community to love and cherish the Virgin Mary, our example of the perfect disciple. Evolve our school into a center of evangelization to spread God’s message, and of academic excellence to prepare our students so they will conquer the challenges of the modern world without losing their way to eternal life.
Christ is the foundation of the whole educational enterprise in a Catholic school. His revelation gives new meaning to life and helps man to direct his thought, action and will according to the Gospel, making the beatitudes his norm of life. The fact that in their own individual ways all members of the school community share this Christian vision makes the school "Catholic," principles of the Gospel in this manner become the educational norms since the school then has them as its internal motivation and final goal.
Sacred Congregation for Catholic Education