The mission of St. Charles Borromeo Parish School in partnership with parents and community is to educate and empower each student to achieve their highest spiritual and academic potential. The students in a Catholic-centered atmosphere are inspired to live the Good News of Jesus and to become successful life-long learners in a global society.
St. Charles Borromeo School was opened to the children of the parish on September 9, 1964. Reverend Francis V. McCusker, the founding pastor, celebrated the Mass of the Holy Spirit to begin the first session of the school year. Sr. Mary Wendelin, a Sister of Mercy of New Jersey, was the first principal. Four hundred twenty five pupils were enrolled in grades one through four with two classes of each grade.
In 1979, a Kindergarten program was established with morning and afternoon classes. In September, 1995, the school community welcomed the addition of a Kindergarten building housing two classrooms. This new building enabled parents to enroll their children in a full day program. In September, 1996, an early Childhood Program for three and four year olds was established. Today, there are approximately three hundred students enrolled from Pre kindergarten through grade eight and the faculty is comprised of twenty-seven dedicated educators. The Sisters of Mercy are prayerfully remembered in our school.
The administration and staff of St. Charles Borromeo School dedicate themselves to the spiritual and intellectual education of the children entrusted to our care. In order to provide a well balanced curriculum, we offer programs that address the physical, emotional, and artistic needs of our students which we recognize to be important components of a good education.
In keeping with the charism of the Sisters of Mercy who first staffed our school, we emphasize both the Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy throughout our educational program. We believe our students will understand the Gospel message more clearly when they can be of service to others.
We strive to appreciate and nurture the special and unique talents each child brings, with the hope that our students will come to respect, appreciate, and applaud each person’s individuality.
We believe the educational process is a genuine Christian journey, drawing its inspiration and strength from the Gospel in which it is rooted. We collaborate with parents to be outstanding educators and form strong partnerships between the school and family.
In accord with the spiritual and corporal works of mercy, we stress service to individual families, community, country, and the world over self-service.
We strive to provide a non-violent atmosphere that is conducive to excellence in teaching, learning, living, and growing in accordance with the teachings of Jesus Christ.
Founder of the Sisters of Mercy