I think it is important to have a mission statement for your home school. It helps clarify why you educate at home and it can help you focus during times you want to give up!
I was there this year. We felt the burn out. I didn't have a mission statement to read, but I took time to think about WHY we are educating our children at home. It is important to do that every once and a while because it can be easy to lose sight of your reasons.
We have been named All Saints Academy for a few years, but I hadn't taken the time to create a mission statement before. Now that my son is rising into third grade this coming year and my daughter is officially starting kindergarten in the fall, I decided it might be time to be more "official".
All Saints Academy
Fides, Spes et Caritas(Faith, Hope and Love)
All Saints Academy provides an education grounded in the Magesterium of the Catholic Church. We believe that religious, social, academic, moral and cultural formation must be unified and interwoven throughout all studies with a proper Catholic worldview. We nurture life-long learners who will be able to explore their passions gifts as they are led by the Holy Spirit.
To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition. To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
|Our logo is simple. All Saints Academy surrounding our reason for living: Jesus in the Eucharist!|