Mon Yough Catholic School has been established in accordance with the school laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the recommendations and regulations issued by the Department of Education and the Diocese of Pittsburgh Department for Schools. Both the Diocese of Pittsburgh and the Pennsylvania Department of Education certify the faculty. In addition, the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and the National Catholic Education Association accredit the school.
Mon Yough Catholic School is a Catholic consortium elementary school, made up of eight parishes. It was founded in 2012, as a merger between St. Joseph's Regional Catholic School, established in 1984 and St. Angela Merici School, established in 1961 with educational programs for children from pre-school through eighth grade.
The educational program meets the standards set by the Diocese of Pittsburgh and by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
No child will be denied admission to appropriate educational programs on the basis of race, color, sex, creed, or national origin.
Philosophy and Mission
The educational philosophy of Mon Yough Catholic 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, Mon Yough Catholic 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.
Mon Yough Catholic School is a teaching arm of the Roman Catholic Church. The primary goal of the school is to provide faith-centered, academic instruction in which the Gospel message, worship, and social concerns are integrated into the total learning experience of students, faculty, and parents.
The school achieves its academic goal primarily by the dedicated service of faculty members who are certified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh. The same faculty, moreover, oversees academic instruction within the broader context of religious and social concerns. Accordingly, academic excellence is inculcated by rigorous standards, by the assignment of meaningful and constructive homework, and by useful study habits. Accompanying the development of a student's intellectual potential is the emphasis on his or her spiritual and social growth. As a result, Mon Yough Catholic School educates and harmonizes the various elements of the total person: intellectual, spiritual, moral, and social.
The education of the total person is available to Catholic and non Catholic residents of the entire Mon Valley.