Parents are encouraged to play an active role in their child’s education at St. Katharine Drexel School. It is comforting for parents to know that there are others who are willing to be true partners with them in the growth and education of their children. Parents who choose St. Katharine Drexel School for the education of their children also choose to be a part of a powerful network of people who share common Christian beliefs and values. School researchers call this value-added benefit of community “social capital.” They have found that social capital adds real value to the overall school experience for children and their families. Children achieve greater academic and social gains when they spend their school days in an environment where the greater Catholic school community supports them.
Parents and the parish community are invested in and committed to the education of the students. Parents choose to send their children to St. Katharine Drexel School, and the parish continues to support the school financially, because it is a family-orientated environment with strong academics and faith formation. St. Katharine Drexel School parents are actively involved in their child’s education. As parents are called upon to help with driving for field trips, facilitating holiday parties, volunteering to read in the classrooms, or even supervising/serving in the lunchroom, they continually reinforce the values and mission of the school.