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Mary of Nazareth Catholic School

The educational philosophy of Mary of Nazareth School is to encourage children to grow and mature in the faith according to the Gospel of Christ. Accordingly, children are expected to become witnesses to Christ in this world. Because the spiritual values of a Catholic education are often counter to the materialistic values of society, the education of each child must involve his or her whole being: soul, mind, and body. 

In line with the foregoing views, Mary of Nazareth School espouses a philosophy of education embracing the basic tenet that each child is an individual with special gifts, abilities, and talents. In each child, therefore, will be instilled certain Catholic beliefs, ideals, and values leading to the expression of one's gifts, abilities, and talents in service to the world as a Christian witness. 

It follows, then, that a curriculum based on such a philosophy will be deeply sensitive to the special gifts, abilities, and talents of the individual child. A curriculum of this kind is called continuous progress. Underlying the curriculum is the concept of continuous,individual learning, reflected in a teacher's outlook on each student. Recognition of individual differences in learning style, rate, and capacity reinforces the belief that deduction is an individual phenomenon unique with each person. The basic challenge for the administration and faculty is flexibility in order to accommodate the needs of each student. Integrated with the program of study is an emphasis on worship as a reflection of values and a manifestation of faith. 

For the successful implementation of such a philosophy, parental and communal support is necessary. Parents interacting with administration, faculty, and community have a crucial supportive role. 
Philosophy, curriculum, and participants --- all interact dynamically. 

  • Ms. Lynda McFarland, Principal
  • Mary of Nazareth Catholic School
  • 1640 Fawcett Ave
  • White Oak, PA  15131-1899
  • Telephone: (412) 672-2360
  • Fax: (412) 672-0880