Code of Conduct

For further information or specific situations of Disciplinary Code Infractions please contact the School Administration for the Family Handbook.

Our primary expectation regarding student behavior is that all students will exhibit respect for each other, for the staff and other adults in the learning environment, and for the facilities themselves. We believe that common courtesy and respect are reflective of both a good upbringing at home and a willingness to live out the Gospel message.

Our efforts at maintaining discipline have as their ultimate goal thestudents’ growing ability to make appropriate choices and to build self-control. These attributes are essential in fostering a mature faith life which will help the students to cope in a Catholic, Christian way with the problems they will face in their futures.

In our attempts to educate the “whole child” academically, emotionally, and socially, we see the need to provide guidelines for the management and correction of inappropriate behavior. While understanding that we can never anticipate every possible problem, and that not all disciplinary situations can be handled in exactly the same way, we strive to deal with disciplinary situations in a way that is quick, fair, consistent and impartial. Disciplinary actions need to be taken with concern for the best interests of all. The principal is the final recourse in matters of discipline in the school.

Families play an integral role in the development of our behavior goals for students. We ask that parents recognize that the school staff acts in place of the parent in matters relating to discipline during school hours. Parents should be willing to cooperate with the school in carrying out disciplinary consequences taken in their child’s best interests. We encourage parents to stress to their students the importance of accepting the responsibility of behaving in a Christian manner.