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About » Mission & Philosophy

Mission & Philosophy

The Academy of Saint Elizabeth is rooted in the Judeo/Christian philosophy of life, the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the official teachings of the Catholic Church and the mission of the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth.
Mission Statement

The mission of The Academy of Saint Elizabeth - a Catholic, independent, college preparatory school for young women, founded and sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth - is to promote the disciplines of academic excellence and moral responsibility within a nurturing faith community.

We believe that:

Single gender education on a secondary level is foundational and appropriate in fostering leadership roles for women in society.

Christianity is a way of life that should influence the thoughts and actions of every student.

Immersion in and internalization of the Core Values of the Sisters of Charity establish unique opportunities for our students to embrace social justice. These Core Values include:
  • Gospel Service,
  • Fidelity to the Church,
  • Faith in the power of the Eucharist,
  • Living and growing in Community,
  • Vital and viable Prayer Life, and
  • Commitment to the Charism of Charity.
That a diverse student body encourages an understanding and appreciation of a multi-cultural society.

In harmony with this philosophy and these beliefs, our Objectives are to strive collectively through example to educate and inspire the whole student in ways physical, athletic, civic, spiritual, intellectual, social, emotional, and aesthetic so that she continues to mature in goodness, truth, and beauty before God, her country, and the world community.

We realize our responsibility as educators is to develop programs and standards of study that reflect the needs and interests of college-bound students. Our students become critical thinkers and learn to write effectively. The students' use of current technology and its applications is necessary for their optimum achievement on the college level. With these commitments we prepare them to become leaders in their careers and learners for life.

We seek to generate an abiding respect for charity and a sense of duty to the poor and disadvantaged.

We are resolved to empower each of our young women with the compassion and self-reliance that is intrinsic to her femininity. We give priority to cultivating her appreciation that she possesses unique, God-­given talents that render her capable of fulfilling her destiny and of positively impacting the world in which she lives.

We deliberately maintain a small, intimate environment conducive to establishing close and inclusive relationships with the hope that all who pass through our halls depart with a desire to return because of an enduring attachment to this institution.