The students of Holy Redeemer School should have enough self-confidence and durable self-esteem to reach beyond themselves and their own needs to nurture and support others. This strong commitment to others should reflect Christ’s likeness, in accordance with the Church’s teachings and with an openness to accept diversity and to value uniqueness and difference.
We are committed to a strong academic education which not only ensures well-educated Catholic citizens who are problem solving individuals, but also produces responsible, accountable citizens who can be readily assimilated into society. It is essential that our students have curious, questioning minds and strong communication skills. Learning critical thinking skills as well as empathy and understanding for the problems they encounter are equally vital to the developmental process.
Because we see ourselves as part of the global community, we want our students to value cultural as well as individual differences. We focus on an appreciation of the arts and on God’s beauty all around us as a means to open individual students to the world in which we live in. We also offer the opportunity to learn about and become comfortable with modern technology.
The parents, faculty and administration of Holy Redeemer School see themselves in partnership. The total education of the child is a united effort, one focused on the well being of each individual child. The relationship between our larger parish community and the school is one of mutual respect.
Holy Redeemer School is a parish school of the Archdiocese of Washington. Most of the students live within walking distance of the school, yet the administration and faculty maintain an open-door policy for all children. Although our student body represents only a few cultural backgrounds, students have a wide range of academic and social abilities and needs. We are committed to helping each child reach his or her maximum level of academic, social, physical, emotional and spiritual growth. - Updated June 2007