Mission and Philosophy

Our Mission

Our mission at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic School is to educate, model, and inspire faith, academic excellence, integrity, respect, and service within ourselves and the global community.

School Philosophy

We, the St. Mary Magdalen Catholic School community, are committed to giving our students a firm academic and spiritual foundation rooted in Catholic, moral, and religious values. We acknowledge parents as the primary educators of their children. In partnership with them and, in a faith-filled environment, we foster a deepening of our students’ spiritual development and assist them in their pursuit of academic excellence and success. Dedicated and talented teachers and staff model life-long learning by providing a well-rounded and stimulating curriculum. We value our role in preparing our students to live their Catholic faith as citizens in service to the broader world community.

Student Learning Expectations

At St. Mary Magdalen Catholic School, our goal as Catholic educators is to aid students in becoming well-rounded, conscientious citizens. We measure those qualities through our school’s Student Learning Expectations.

A St. Mary Magdalen Catholic School graduate is expected to be:

A Faith-Filled Catholic who:

  • Demonstrates knowledge of scripture, church history, catechism, prayers, and traditions.
  • Participates in communal liturgical celebrations, including the Sacraments.
  • Applies Catholic values in the decision-making process.
  • Participates in service locally, nationally, and globally.
  • Demonstrates awareness and respect for the beliefs, cultures, needs, and rights of others.
  • Responds compassionately to the needs and rights of others.

A Learner and Communicator who:

  • Demonstrates effective and independent use of study skills.
  • Meets or exceeds learning standards adopted for the school from OSPI, CCSS, and the Archdiocese of Seattle.
  • Clearly and respectfully communicates through oral, written, and visual methods.
  • Uses technology and the creative arts as tools for learning, communicating, and self-expression.

A Person of Integrity who:

  • Develops a sense of self-discipline and responsibility that is reflected in social behaviors.
  • Assesses own strengths, sets goals, persists in tasks, and evaluates progress.