Mission & Vision

Mission Statement

The mission of the Catholic schools of the Diocese of Salt Lake City is to educate our young people in a Christian community environment by providing a strong academic program and integrating Catholic values, beliefs and tradition into their lives. 

 

Nurturing Faith, Expanding Knowledge, Preparing for the Future!

A zest for learning – This is what we instill in our students at Utah Catholic schools. A focused curriculum, positive teacher expectations and firm but loving discipline combine to provide a powerful learning experience – one that compels students to reach their full potential, while building confidence and an academic foundation for future success.   Teachers develop rigorous courses that provide a fair and reasonable challenge to learning. The curriculum for all students is strongly academic with the development of study skills and enrichment through reading, the arts, athletics and use of technology.  

There are 16 Catholic schools in Utah, with locations in Ogden, Bountiful, Salt Lake, Holladay, Kearns, Riverton, Tooele, Sandy and Draper.

All schools are accredited by the Western Catholic Educational Association. In addition, our high schools are also accredited by AdvancED. Schools are re-accredited every six years to ensure they are providing the best environment for academic growth and faith formation for all students. Utah Catholic School provides progressive environments that nurture students’ faith, expand their knowledge and prepare them for the future.    

Partnering with parents, Catholic schools go beyond academics by calling upon students to pave their pathway to God. This connection to their spirit sustains students through the trials of life... and ignites their ability to make a positive difference in the world. Christian values and beliefs are lived out in daily life. Teachers make connections between knowledge and faith, and strive to instill an abiding sense of tolerance and compassion. Students learn that service is more than a humanitarian gesture. It is a way to make faith real by performing works of mercy as a spiritual responsibility to the poor, the sick, and the needy.  

We welcome non-Catholics into our schools and our spiritual community. 27% of our students are non-catholic. Utah Catholic Schools are rich with diversity with 30% of the students representing different nationalities. The Utah Catholic School system has a tradition of educating students at the highest level with 98% college bound and millions of dollars in college academic scholarships given to graduates.   zest for learning – that's what is instilled in students at Utah Catholic schools. A focused curriculum, positive teacher expectations and firm but loving discipline combine to provide a powerful learning experience; one that compels students to reach their full potential and lead our world toward a better place.