Brookline Regional Catholic
The BRC School Community promotes the educational mission of the Catholic Church by teaching the Gospel message, by worshipping together, by serving others, and by continuing to grow as a community. The message of Jesus is central to all that occurs in the school. Gospel Values are taught by precept and example. We acknowledge the importance of prayer to spiritual development and provide opportunities for children and adults to come together in worship.
The prime responsibility for creating a Christian climate and fostering a community rests with teachers, staff and parents of the school. BRC strives to grow as a community where all are sensitive to, show concern for and respond to the needs of others. The experience of community leads to a recognition of and a willingness to accept the call to serve. Values and attitudes are nurtured so that students will contribute to the establishment of a just and compassionate society.
We acknowledge the parents as the primary educators of their children. We recognize that the school community. Parents, teachers and students must work together in a spirit of Christian professionalism, affirming each other, and sharing responsibility for student development. As a Catholic community, sensitive t individual needs, we respect the decision that involves shared input according to appropriate roles. The involvement, commitment, and growth that come with this sharing promote our school unity.
We believe that learning takes place in an atmosphere of openness, trust and respect. Support and encouragement are necessary to meet the challenges that result in meaningful growth development. We recognize the value of using a variety of methods to meet individual needs of each child as we implement the Diocese of ‘’’Pittsburgh Curriculum Guide.
We believe the purpose of the school is to assist in the development of knowledge, attitudes, skills and virtues that may be employed in the service of others.
Evolving from this the goals of Brookline Regional Catholic School are:
- To form a community of Believers in Jesus Christ by loving God and one another
- To teach, learn and live the Gospel values
- To build the self esteem of students by developing their God-given gifts
- To encourage students to be their best academically so as to become good leaders
- To provide opportunities for concrete acts of service, which will nurture and develop a sense of responsibility for others.
We strive to provide a quality Catholic education at Brookline Regional Catholic School that builds the self-esteem of our students and prepares them to be Catholic leaders in our Church and community.
Welcome To Brookline Regional Catholic School
Our Philosophy ...
Mission Statement: Recognizing that every student is an individual child of God and an integral part of his/her home, school, neighborhood, nation, and global communities, it is the Mission of Brookline Regional Catholic School to provide the opportunity for our students to obtain an unparalleled faith-based education, centered on the teachings of Christ and committed to academic excellence.
We believe that:
* A comprehensive education includes the intellectual, spiritual, social, emotional, and physical development of the child.
* The child’s educational interests are best served when a working partnership is
established between the home and school. Teachers, parents, administrators, and
priests all assume important roles in the education of each child.
* Teachers should be professionally competent, should strive for continuous
improvement in their performance, and should be committed to living the Catholic faith.
* In recognizing that school is an extension of the home, parents will encourage religion and faith as a part of family life, and support the school’s personnel and policies.
* As educational leaders, administrators should be knowledgeable, visible, consistent, open-minded, and fair in their treatment of teachers, parents, and students.
* Priests of the parishes that form Brookline Regional Catholic should be present in, and publicly supportive of the school.
* As children of God, all teachers, parents, students, administrators, and priests should show respect for themselves, and kindness and compassion toward each other.
* Each child should be regarded as an individual; the curriculum and instruction should address the needs of all learners.
* Students should be responsible for their part in the educational process.
* The curriculum should be based on Diocesan, State and National Standards, and
should be facilitated through the use of proven educational methods and materials.
* Brookline Regional Catholic School should provide a safe, supportive, and nurturing environment, so that every student has an opportunity to develop his/her full potential.
* The school should be actively involved in the community, and should be recognized as an institution that is strong, vibrant, and committed to educational excellence.
* As children of God’s world, our BRC School community should reach out to those in need beyond our school doors in concrete acts of service, which will nurture and develop a sense of responsibility for others.