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Philosophy

Institut Sankt Joseph is proud of the fact that it is a Catholic school: part of a long tradition of educational excellence stretching nearly a millinea.

Our philosophy is rooted in the following Catholic-humanistic views regarding man:

  • Man is wanted and loved by God.
  • Man is unique; endowed with free will, personal integrity, and absolute value.
  • Man was created with a specific intention: to be human.
  • Human beings are not human in virtue of themselves alone.
  • Man was created to sanctification, the life to come closer to God and himself.
  • Humans have the ability to reflect, discern, judge, choose and act.
  • Man is competent and can be educated – and is obliged to take his life, opportunities and choices seriously.

“Grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console, to be understood as to understand, to be loved as to love.” -St. Francis of Assisi

It is the profound hope of our entire school community that every child brings to life the words of Saint Francis.


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