“If I, therefore, the Master and Teacher, have washed your feet, you ought to wash one another’s feet. I have given you a model to follow, so that as I have done for you, you should also do.”
The Nativity Catholic School faculty has created and implemented a Virtues Program incorporating many subjects across the curriculum. The faculty encourages students to apply the virtues in their daily lives, including bearing witness to their religious faith, acknowledging their own self-worth, respecting others, appreciating God’s world and all the property therein, accepting responsibility for their own actions and words, and applying values to decision-making and problem-solving.
At the core of our Virtues Program is our Christian Outreach Program. Nativity Catholic School is involved in school-wide community services and charity. For example, the school collects canned goods, money, clothing, and books, that have been donated. The faculty believes that “Surround Sound” is the most effective way to teach virtues because repetition and modeling enhances learning. Parents read about the Virtues every month in the school newsletter. The parish priests include these same key words in their school Masses so that the children hear the same message from many in their lives.