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Our Mission and Philosophy
The Mission of Catholic Schools

Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Oakland educate children in the Catholic faith and nurture their minds, bodies, and souls, inspiring them to live the Gospel of Jesus Christ, achieve their highest academic and creative potential, and actively serve and enrich the community.


St. Bede Catholic School Mission Statement

St. Bede School, a ministry of St. Bede Catholic Parish, is a multi-cultural K-8 school. We are committed to handing on the Catholic faith in its entirety; particularly the values of worship, social justice, and service to the community.

Within a safe, nurturing, and inclusive environment, we educate each child to become a disciple of Jesus Christ by challenging and encouraging the student to develop to his or her fullest potential: spiritually, academically, socially, and physically.


St. Bede Catholic School Philosophy

We acknowledge Jesus Christ as the foundation of St. Bede Catholic School. Fundamental to all aspects of our educational program is the integration of life with gospel values as proclaimed by the Catholic Church.

We believe that parents are the primary educators of their children. The school, as part of the greater parish community, assists parents. Through inclusive academic and extra-curricular programs, the faculty and staff facilitate learning that is formative in the development of the whole child: spirit, mind, and body.

The environment at St. Bede Catholic School enhances the individual’s self-worth, promotes an appreciation of the diversity of all people, and encourages moral responses to the events of daily life.

Opportunities for worship and service enable students to develop a worldview, respond to the urgent call for peace and justice, and grow into responsible Christian leaders of their family, school, church, civic, and global communities.