Dear Parents and Guardians:
Welcome to a new school year! On behalf of the Assumption Catholic School Community, it is truly my pleasure to extend a warm and heartfelt welcome to you as we begin the 2014-2015 school year. This is the time of year to reconnect with old friends and welcome new friends. To those students and parents who are new to our school, we extend our best wishes for an exciting and productive year in your new school. We hope that you will quickly feel at home and become involved in the activities of our school through the Home and School Association and your child’s classroom program.
Assumption Catholic School offers faith-filled educational opportunities for our students and their parents. The children benefit from the support of our church community and proven academic success that is the hallmark of our dedicated teachers and rigorous curriculum. The support our children receive at Assumption Catholic School will guarantee a traditional ethos of a deep understanding of their faith, spirituality, order, discipline, and respect alongside a commitment to excellence in the very best of contemporary practices in education today, by educating students spiritually, intellectually, athletically, and socially. We hope to foster their God given gifts. The curriculum is focused on developing individual potential and preparing students for attaining personal contentment and the capacity to build a sound educational background to achieve and be successful in the secondary education setting and for life. This is achieved through shared faith, dedication to hard work and a belief that a specialized curriculum will deliver the best life-enhancing options for those prepared to embrace our vision. Our students will develop a sense of achievement, well-being, and self-confidence.
We will not deviate from our mission that continually sets high expectations, prides itself on our service projects, and our excellent academic standards within a faith-filled environment. We ask that you pledge to be your child’s first teacher in faith and be willing to become an active partner in your child’s faith and education.
God bless you,
Rosemary J. Nowotny, Principal
Assumption Catholic School is centrally located near downtown Jacksonville and adjoining to Bishop Kenny Catholic High School’s campus. Founded in 1923, Assumption is a thriving school with over 600 students in preschool through 8th grade. Assumption’s curriculum stresses academic achievement within a Christian community where children feel loved and respected by their peers as well as their teachers. United with each other in meaningful liturgy and prayer, the students can further come to an understanding of the Christian life.
The curriculum is marked by current content and fresh approaches to methodology. There is emphasis on principles rather than fact, on learning through problem solving rather than by precept. We offer our students an array of reading, research, multimedia resources, and technology options so that they may succeed in the rapidly changing world.
In addition to these formal studies, Spanish, art, drama, music, media research and technology, and physical education are woven into the curriculum. Students are also given the opportunity to participate in team sports such as basketball, soccer, volleyball, cheerleading, softball and cross country. Together, with the Assumption families, we strive to build the student’s character and Christian values, leadership abilities, and dedication to service through daily religious prayer and instruction by teachers, priests and sisters.