Mission

Mission Statement 
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. 

Saint Philip Neri Catholic School Philosophy 
The philosophy of Saint Philip Neri Catholic School affirms a mission that is rooted in Gospel values. 

The Faculty and Staff of St. Philip Neri recognize parents as the primary educators. We embrace all children and provide an environment that combines rigorous academics with faith, culture and community. We challenge students to be respectful, responsible, reverent life-long learners. We instill in our students the desire to grow in personal knowledge of Christ, recognize His presence in others, and live out His Gospel message.   

Student Learning Expectations 
Saint Philip Neri Catholic School encourages each student to be a respectful, responsible and reverent life-long learner. Our approach to whole-child education balances academic achievement with faith formation in an environment demonstrating the joy of learning as the foundation for lifelong success. 

A Saint Philip Neri Catholic School student will be continually guided to become: 


A RESPECTFUL INDIVIDUAL who: 

  • Recognizes all creation as gifts from God
  • Honors all people as unique children of God
  • Accepts personal strengths and recognizes areas for growth in themselves and others 


A RESPONSIBLE PROBLEM SOLVER who: 

  • Works independently and cooperatively to create solutions
  • Responds to personal and community needs
  • Resolves conflict using Christian values 


A REVERENT CATHOLIC CHRISTIAN who: 

  • Places Christ as the Center of Life
  • Makes moral decisions and acts upon them based on Catholic teachings
  • Actively participates in school and parish worship  


A LIFE-LONG LEARNER who: 

  • Demonstrates an ongoing curiosity for learning
  • Analyzes and synthesizes information logically and critically
  • Sets goals and takes steps to achieve them