Philosophy & Mission
St. Raymond School educates and forms children with a comprehensive curriculum while instilling the values and teachings of the Gospel. We are committed to partnering with parents/guardians to develop young people who will be well prepared academically, morally, socially and spiritually to become contributing members of society.
St. Raymond School is a parish elementary school that is an integral part of the mission of the Faith Community of Saint Raymond de Penafort in the Archdiocese of Chicago. Our role in this mission, as Christian educators, is to encourage our young people to pursue excellence to their greatest level spiritually and academically, morally and socially. We are a Roman Catholic, faith based school community that encourages all of its members to grow in and share their own Christianity with each other. In order to accomplish this goal, we rely upon the commitment of the school and parish staff, our parents, and the shared resources of the Faith Community at large.
Because the school is an integral part of the parish, students will grow spiritually in their relationship with Jesus Christ and the Catholic faith as they share in the liturgical and sacramental life of the larger community. We will strive to create a warm and nurturing environment from which students will emerge with a disciplined and positive image of themselves, while appreciating their own and one another’s uniqueness as daughters and sons of God. We firmly believe in the Christian value of showing true respect toward others, their person, and their belongings. We will not tolerate anything less. We will also provide opportunities for leadership and generous Christian service so that our young people will become loving, just, and active members of God’s People, the Church.