“Our hearts are restless until they rest in You.”
- St. Augustine, Confessions
Every human heart longs to find answers to the fundamental questions of existence: Who am I and what is the world?, Where do I come from and why am I here?, How am I to live my life?
Saint Augustine, whose own life and work profoundly engaged these perennial questions, gives classic expression to the Christian response, an expression that proposes that there is Truth, creation is the expression of intelligent purpose, and man is a rational being, the highest material creation endowed with inherent dignity, made in the image and likeness of God. Furthermore, man can live a joyful, ordered life because of God’s abundant goodness and mercy.
Inspired by this life in Christ, Divine Mercy Academy has outlined its educational philosophy in the following pages. This philosophy is a vision of education grounded in the Catholic intellectual tradition, the teachings of the Universal Church and her understanding of the human experience. We believe that it is our mission to provide students with a foundation by which they are truly made free to seek truth and live joyful, productive lives informed by reason and virtue in order to help bear witness to the kingdom of God in our day. We believe that the ultimate purpose of a Catholic school is to bring souls to Christ through His Church. As a school, we achieve this purpose when we develop our students’ intellects and when we provide them with foundational principles that they can later employ to live good, fulfilled, and holy lives. Thus, at its core, the purpose of Divine Mercy Academy is to form in each of our students a Catholic mind and heart. To read more about our vision, click here: The Educational Philosophy of Divine Mercy Academy.
*We are grateful to St. Agnes School in St. Paul, Minnesota for allowing us to adapt their educational philosophy.