Message to families
As a teacher and administrator I must say I’m truly sorry for the experience expressed in the recent reviews. In my experience, the teachers and administration puts sincere and determined effort into carrying out the mission of the school on a daily basis. Educating the whole person, one student at a time is not just a motto. Pursuing academic excellence in all disciplines while fostering an environment that values the true, the good and the beautiful is a task that requires total commitment. It has not been abandoned at this school.
Regarding sports, we field teams in soccer, basketball, baseball, track, fishing and swimming. Despite having a smaller pool of athletes, our teams compete with other private and public schools in NHIAA Division IV.
Our Fine Arts program features sculpture, advanced drawing and photography in addition to the core courses. Our Music program includes sacred choir, violin orchestra and formal instruction in music. While our school may not have the full complement of accoutrements available to larger public institutions, this fact is considered, not a privation, but an asset in that it demands more of both the teacher and the student.
Technology is not spurned but rather contained within and academic framework designed to minimize distraction. A mobile computer lab was recently acquired enabling students to conduct research and complete assignments. Digital projectors are available to students and faculty for multimedia presentations and supplemental instruction.
Finally, bullying is taken seriously and addressed immediately if discovered. We have an internal virtue formation program designed to affirm positive character development. Various virtues are highlighted throughout the year and students are encouraged to model the virtue.