In the Diocese of Fresno, the primary mission of Catholic School Education is to be an effective instrument of the Catholic Church in its ministry of teaching the Gospel message and assisting children to grow into fullness of life in Jesus.
Our mission is to provide a strong Catholic education that promotes academic excellence and spiritual growth which emphasize respect and compassion for all “so that our hidden selves may grow strong.”
The ministry of Catholic education at Our Lady of Miracles Catholic School, referred herein as OLMCS), is the fulfillment of the educational mission of the Catholic Church which has as its primary goal the continuous formation of the Christian person, and the world with a global perspective for a peaceful and sustainable future.
Our Lady of Miracles Catholic School is a unique environment in which students can experience the presence of the Holy Spirit. Its focus is on the individual person’s spiritual, moral, intellectual, social, cultural, and physical development. In this School, students and teachers and staff are drawn to proclaim the Gospel message, to unite in worship, to respond to the needs of the community through fellowship and social justice, and to serve all people through the sharing of their spiritual gifts and temporal goods.
Intellectually, students are challenged to work to the best of their abilities. In a world of diversity and absolutes, students need to be free to appreciate and understand the living organism called earth and the peoples and cultures that inhabit it, and to develop global perspectives by which to form their lives and consciences. Students are provided opportunities to develop basic academic and physical skills, pursue knowledge, and critically study and analyze the world in which they live.
The effective Catholic school must call its students to the conviction that people are more important than success; that love is more important than esteem; and that collaboration unites while competition divides. The truly successful Catholic school student is not necessarily one who is successful in every endeavor, but one who accepts Christian responsibility for fulfillment of personal potential and shares these gifts with others.