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Mission & Values

Rochester Catholic Schools (RCS) develops the spiritual, social, emotional, and academic growth of young people. RCS partners with parents and the Catholic faith community to nurture the development of a Christ-centered learning environment that fosters a culture of excellence where students grow in wisdom, courage and character. Rooted in Gospel values, RCS students are challenged and supported to become critical thinkers, collaborative problem solvers, creative visionaries and servant leaders who bring hope to the world.

Rochester Catholic Schools will:

  • Ensure that all students truly believe they have worth and are loved by God;
  • Ignite and nurture within all students a sense of purpose, a hunger for excellence, a relentless curiosity, and a passion for justice;
  • Inspire all students to listen to God’s call, share their faith with others, and respond as servant leaders to the needs of a complex and diverse world;
  • Be a premier educational institution serving the world as a beacon of academic, moral, and spiritual formation.

Guiding Principle
Growing together in mind, body, and spirit.

Core Values


We believe our Catholic faith is the foundation upon which our schools are built and the lens through which we view the world and respond to the needs of others.


We believe it is a gift, as well as our responsibility, to serve the needs of humanity and the natural world in the name of Christ and His Church to build His Kingdom on earth.


We believe that knowing oneself honestly and humbly accepting our limitations allows the power and grace of God to work through us, making all things possible.


We believe that we give honor and glory to God when we embrace and execute the highest standards of personal excellence in all that we think, do and say.


We believe that being an inclusive and welcoming school community serves as a supportive and loving extension of one’s own family.


We believe that as people created in the image and likeness of God we are called to honor the inherent beauty and dignity of all members of Creation.


We believe we are called to the highest standards and principles of moral and ethical fortitude.


We believe that everything we have and all that we are able to do are gifts entrusted to us by God to be honored, protected and used wisely.


We believe the human imagination in action is essential to inspiring innovative solutions to complex problems that bring hope to the world.


We believe we model Christ’s love and mercy for humanity when we respond with empathy and action to the realities of others.