I am grateful that I had the opportunity to go to a Catholic grade school. Not only did it give me a strong start in my education, but it also fostered a bond between my parish and my family and taught me to love my Catholic faith. I believe our Catholic schools are valuable and effective tools for nurturing faith in families and in children. Unlike state-run schools, our school helps educate the whole child: intellectual, spiritual, and moral. Standards set and achieved by Catholic schools are well known and highly respected. The high quality of instruction in our schools, innovative approaches to the use of the latest technology, and a challenging curriculum prepare our students for every educational and vocational challenge they will face as the years go by. Our Catholic schools also respect the role of parents and work in close collaboration with them.
While our parish does not have a school, some of our parishioners attend Holy Family School in Auburn or St. Anthony School in Renton. Our parish tries to assist these families, helping to make up the difference between in-parish and out-of-parish tuition. The cost per pupil in our Catholic schools is less than in the state-run schools. However, those state-run schools are supported by federal, state, and local taxes. It is our parents who make the sacrifice to be able to send their children to Catholic schools.
The Fulcrum Foundation tries to ensure that an excellent Catholic education is accessible to any family that wants it. You can support Catholic education through your donation to the parish. To further support Catholic education, consider a donation to Fulcrum: fulcrumfoundation.org/donate/ form/