Our Mission & Philosophy
The mission of St. La Salle, a Catholic school founded by the Christian Brothers, is to provide a Christ-centered education in which children may grow in respect for God, others, self and environment. Education is integration of Christian living and academic goals in an attempt to develop the whole child. Each student is led to develop spiritually, morally, socially, emotionally, intellectually, and physically in a spirit of faith, hope and love. Students are called to be active member in building a community of faith through participation in prayer, liturgies, sacraments, daily catechesis and service. Parents and teachers are partners in process of educating the child. However, parents are always considered primary educators of their children. Teachers act as the facilitators of learning by nurturing the highest belief that every child should develop to the fullest of his/her potential.
St. La Salle School is a faith-filled community of students, parents, staff members, school board members, religious and pastors. It provides a Christ-centered education in which children may grow in relationship with and respect for God, self, others and the environment. We believe that community is at the heart of our Christian education, not simply as a concept to be taught but as reality to be lived. The religious education of the children is not perceived as the responsibility of the school solely, but of the faith community at large: parents, teachers and clergy. We foster a student-centered educational environment. We believe education means teaching the whole person. We believe each child is unique and this uniqueness must be respected and developed. We nurture the highest belief that every student should be provided a Christ-centered education conducive to developing his/her maximum potential. We encourage each child to live his/her faith in a global, technological society. We believe parents are the primary educators of their children. We acknowledge that parents and teachers are partners in the process of educating the child. As members of the same spiritual community, teachers and parents strive to establish a relationship of mutual trust and open communication. We believe the teachers lead each student to develop a sense of mission and concern for others. Christ gives His people different gifts and talents not only for themselves but also for others. Teachers act as facilitators of learning while striving to be living models by guiding, supporting, directing, disciplining, and befriending the students. We strive to create an environment, which seeks to integrate the message revealed by God and proclaimed by the Church, the fellowship in the life of the Holy Spirit, and the service to the entire Christian community. (To Teach As Jesus Did)
St. La Salle School, in the Diocese of Fresno, mindful of their primary mission to be witnesses to the love of Christ for all, admits students of any sex, race, color, and national and/or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at this school. St. La Salle School in the Diocese of Fresno does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national and/or ethnic origin, or disability in the administration of education policies, scholarships and loan programs, and athletic, and other school-administered programs. Likewise, St. La Salle School does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of gender, age, disability, race, color and national and/or ethnic origin.