Our Mission and Philosophy

Mission Statement

Educating children to know, love, and serve God and God's world.

School Philosophy

St. Simon Parish School, as a ministry of the parish, strives to form a community of faith dedicated to living and teaching the message and mission that Jesus Christ entrusted to His Church. In our community, we recognize Jesus is the center and Mary is the model.  Our goals are to:

  • Invite students and families into full and active participation in the life of the Catholic Church.
  • Foster attitudes, values, and actions that witness to the Gospel.
  • Promote the human dignity of each person.
  • Appreciate the rich diversity of those with whom we share our ministry in humility, friendship and love.
  • Maintain a zeal for excellence and provide a challenging, well-rounded education with educators who inspire children to reach their full potential.

We recognize that parents are the primary educators of their children. Our school ministers in collaboration with parents to fulfill this role. Together, we are committed to educating the whole child in a student-centered atmosphere, which reflects the Gospel message and fosters each student’s spiritual, intellectual, emotional, moral, social, aesthetic, and physical growth. In accordance with each child’s gifts and abilities, we strive to provide the students with the environment needed to become children who are Spiritual, Academically prepared, Inquisitive, Neighborly, Trustworthy, and Strong (SAINTS).

School Prayer

Let it be known to all who enter here that Christ is the reason for this school, the unseen, but ever-present teacher in its classes, the model of its faculty, the inspiration of its students.

School Song

In 1978 the music and lyrics to the school song were written by Sr. Andrea Marie, I.H.M.

Compliance Policy

St. Simon School complies with the policies and procedures of the Department of Catholic Education of the Diocese of San Jose.

Non-Discriminatory Policy

St. Simon School admits students of any race, color, and national and/or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the schools.  It does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and/or ethnic origin, age, sex or disability in administration of educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

Non-Profit Status

St. Simon School is a non-profit educational organization.  Donors of gifts or endowments are entitled to the special tax benefits provided under the Internal Revenue Code.  Tuition is not tax-deductible.