Catholic School - Resurrection School - Sunnyvale

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Our Faith, Mission and Core Values

Resurrection School creates a safe and healthy learning environment that fosters a Catholic Christian education that is achieved through strong religious and educational goals. This environment is characterized by trust, professionalism, realistic expectations for all students, and a true respect for diversity.

The Resurrection School community works to foster an environment that reflects the values of trust, prayer, peace, and an awareness of the needs of one another and the world around us. The school community gathers daily for Morning Assembly which includes prayer intentions, salute to the flag, school announcements and a Peace Action for the day. Students in grades four through eight are involved in writing the prayers and they are recited by students in Kindergarten through 8th Grade.

Peace is constantly at the forefront as is evidenced in the daily Peace Action given at the assembly. Seasonal prayer experiences, such as during Advent and Lent, are celebrated school-wide. To make the celebrations more relevant for the students, various forms of expression are included, such as videos, liturgical dance, music, and student-led prayers.

At Resurrection School, the teachers work to help the students realize that they have within them the capabilities needed to lead various prayer activities. Teachers give them the direction and responsibility to lead the student body in the varied prayer and Mass experiences. Students of grades three through eight make up the choir that leads the singing at Friday liturgies and other special Masses. The Religion Coordinator and the music teacher work to use contemporary music to help the students better relate to the prayer experiences.

The Peace Garden is a visible, living reminder of what is expected of the Resurrection community. The community is called to live out the Peace Pledge that is taken at the beginning of each school year. The pledge is a reminder of the need to be global stewards. The Peace Bench is a quiet place where disagreements between students may be resolved in a non-violent, non-bullying manner.

The value of peace is emphasized throughout the school. An integral part of the Resurrection School community is the knowledge that peace has to begin within the community. The Resurrection community recognizes that justice for all is essential to the building up of the Body of Christ. The community reaches out throughout the year with on-going service projects, such as collecting clothing, food, shoes, blankets, toys, books, as well as letters to the armed forces, and collecting money
for the four schools Resurrection has built in Nicaragua. All students, regardless of religion, participate willingly in the reaching out to the global needs of others.

Resurrection School seeks to develop each student's lifelong moral and intellectual foundation by nurturing every child's unique potential, spiritually and academically, in a Christ-centered, peace-filled, and family-involved environment.

Our Philosophy

The foundation of our school philosophy is the Good News proclaimed by Jesus Christ in the Scripture and the teaching of the Church. We believe that each student is graced by God with certain gifts and talents and our role, as a school, is to help students realize the potential God has given them.

Resurrection is the beginning of a peace-filled life-long learning process. As such, we promote a love of learning among our students that will serve them throughout their lives. We recognize that students learn in different ways and that our teaching must reflect and adapt to these individual variations.

We provide our students with a values-based educational experience. We do this in close cooperation with parents who have the primary responsibility for the education of their children.

We recognize and value the growing socio-economic, racial, ethnic and religious diversity that characterizes the Silicon Valley. We prepare our students to enter into this reality by promoting a spirit of tolerance, peace and Christian charity towards our neighbor.

We teach our students that a Catholic education is about more than academic achievement. Rather, Resurrection is about educating the whole person. This is the person loved by God and called to make a difference in our world.

Faith - Resurrection School