Christ the King Catholic School is rooted in teaching the loving message of Jesus to our school children. The administration, faculty, and support staff work tirelessly on behalf of our students to be positive Christian role models and strive for each student to grow spiritually, academically, physically, morally, emotionally and socially. The entire school staff works closely with parents, the primary educators of children, to ensure that each child has the opportunity to meet his/her potential. Our school is blessed with a supportive parish community that works to promote the importance of our school’s ministry.
Thank you for entrusting your children to the care of Christ the King Catholic School. It is a ministry that our school community regards with compassion and sincerity. May God bless the students, parents, and staff of Christ the King Catholic School and may the inspiration of Jesus shine in all that we do each day.
The mission and philosophy statements of Christ the King Catholic School clearly emphasize that the parents, teachers, administrators and pastoral staff all work to challenge students to achieve their fullest potential and share their God-given capabilities. All members of the Christ the King Catholic School family work to model the examples and teachings of Jesus Christ in a loving Catholic community.
With the Schoolwide Learning Expectations (SLEs), Christ the King Catholic School encourages each individual student's growth towards becoming a spiritual person, a life-long learner and person of integrity as they learn to share the gifts they have been given with the immediate school community and others. The parish and school work with the parents as primary educators to provide faith-based service and learning opportunities. The parish Priest (Monsignor Paperini), Pastoral Associate (Dr. Elaine Park) and Principal (Chris George) all work closely with staff, parents and students to support the integration of the Roman Catholic Faith into all aspects of school life.
Christ the King Catholic School provides regular opportunities for the school community to experience prayer and the Sacraments. Students lead and are led in prayer in their classrooms several times each day. Spontaneous prayer, group prayer, meditative prayer, and traditional prayers as indicated by Archdiocesan standards are all a part of daily school life. Middle school students lead a daily morning prayer for the whole school. Each grade level, kindergarten-eighth, prepares prayer services for our weekly Monday morning prayer service. Grades three through eight prepare and host weekly Mass as readers, gift bearers, altar servers and choir members. Students prepare each week by reading and analyzing the gospel reading for their upcoming mass and writing prayers of the faithful. These grades also participate in annual Crowning of Mary, Blessing of the Animals, Lenten Stations of the Cross and Reconciliation services.
Christian service is highly valued and integrated within the entire school community and serves to further strengthen our Catholic identity. In keeping with the school’s tradition of serving others, each grade level sponsors different outreach projects to benefit various organizations throughout our community. Some of these organizations include, St. Vincent de Paul, Susan G. Komen Foundation, the Madonna Center, St. Francis Dining hall, Oregon Food Bank, letters to service men and women, sponsorship of the outreach program, Helping Hands, and involvement in the sponsorship of Salisa Bana, a boarding school in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Strong parental involvement makes the many social outreach opportunities possible, whether it is to provide planning, transportation, or donated goods. Fifth-through-eighth grade students are required to perform service hours on their own time, starting with 15 hours in fifth grade and culminating with a minimum requirement of 30 hours per year in eighth grade. Regardless of this benchmark, many students go above and beyond the minimum requirement for service hours. During the 2015-2016 school year, middle school students recorded a total of 5,413 service hours.
Religious signs, Sacramentals, traditions and rituals are a part of the culture at Christ the King Catholic School. Prayer corners, crucifixes and religious art are present in every classroom. The Stations of the Cross are displayed in the school office in addition to in the church. Religious statues of Mary and Christ the King are placed throughout the school and parish campus.
Curriculum development is the responsibility of the principal and faculty following approved Archdiocesan guidelines. The core curriculum includes Religion, Mathematics, Langauage Arts, Social Studies and Science.
Christ the King Catholic School follows the Archdiocese of Portland religion curriculum standards. These standards were revised and adopted in 2011 under the direction of Archbishop Vlazny and the Department of Catholic Schools.
Religion curriculum goals: Catholic school students internalize and manifest their belief in God through their:
Religion curriculum objectives: Students will demonstrate their understanding of the content of the Religion Curriculum (i.e., Doctrine, Tradition. Etc.) at their particular grade level.
Religion curriculum doctrinal emphasis: