Character Education

Students at St. Vincent de Paul

Saints Peter & Paul School is focused on educating the whole child through Social and Emotional learning.

The school counseling program helps to build social-emotional skills by utilizing the research-based Second Step program. Students are taught skills to strengthen their ability to learn, have empathy, manage emotions, and solve problems. Character education is woven into the daily religion program across all grades to help support the social, emotional, and ethical development of students. Our school faculty and staff work proactively to instill values such as respect, fairness, responsibility, honesty, and help students to develop their own moral compass through daily religion lessons, weekly prayer services, and monthly masses. Our counselor conducts weekly guidance lessons in each class. Further, our guidance department offers group sessions such as Coping Skills, Worry and Stress Management, Friendship, and Self-Concept.

Classroom teachers facilitate class meetings to promote effective communication, problem-solving skills, and camaraderie among peers. Lastly, there is a significant amount of extracurricular activities offered within the school. Further, service opportunities are offered through the Saint Vincent DePaul Society Club and Student Council. Additionally, values of leadership, service, humility, kindness,  patience, academic excellence, and reverence are acknowledged monthly through the STAR student program. Teachers in grades K-8 select one student from each class who exhibits these virtues through action and deed throughout the month. STAR students share a special breakfast treat with the principal. They also receive a certificate and a voucher for one free lunch.