Mission and Philosophy

  • Mission Statement

    Our Mission is to develop responsible Christian individuals by providing the finest in Catholic education.

    Vision Statement

    Pensacola Catholic High School is a vibrant Christian community offering quality education while emphasizing the teachings of the Gospel, the intrinsic value of the individual and commitment to service.

    Core Values

    Selfless Love
    Commitment to Excellence
    Personal Integrity
    Commitment to Service

    Philosophy and Objectives

    "Love one another as I have loved you" (John 13: 34) is the command of Jesus Christ to those who follow Him.  Pensacola Catholic High School believes this command is a mandate for Catholic education.  The school philosophy is based on a desire to understand and follow the Scriptures and Tradition of the Catholic Church.

    The school desires to lead students in the development of a value system that will prepare them for the challenges of life with its hope and promise.

    To enable students "to reach full maturity in Christ" (Eph. 4:13) -- spiritually, intellectually, culturally, socially and physically -- the school strives to help them realize their place and role as Christians in an increasingly interdependent global society.  Love must be the central theme of the students' development in order for them to understand this interdependence since God calls everyone to respond to His vision of peace and justice.

    In the light of the call from the Lord, Pensacola Catholic High School sets the following objectives:

    1. To lead students to a deeper personal relationship with God through opportunities for worship and prayer;
    2. To teach by word and example the Gospel values and the Tradition of the Catholic Church in a sound religious curriculum;
    3. To foster a community of faith and hope to meet the challenges and difficulties that are experienced in the world;
    4. To promote projects of service as a means of developing leadership and commitment to the school, community and society;
    5. To continue the formative process of developing self-awareness and self-esteem in all aspects of human relationships and values.
    1. To stimulate a desire to learn;
    2. To strive for academic excellence;
    3. To provide a basic curriculum stressing fundamental academic skills;
    4. To provide an academic program which will prepare each student for college and/or a career;
    5. To cultivate an understanding and appreciation of cultural and historical heritages, particularly the impact of Christianity on Western society.


    1. To further the development of a social consciousness which will inspire students to act for peace and justice;
    2. To provide extracurricular activities that promote interest and involvement in all aspects of human development;
    3. To provide opportunities for leadership and service within and beyond the school community;
    4. To maintain an atmosphere conducive to learning through consistent standards of discipline;
    5. To challenge students to a Christian response to today's social, economic and ecological problems.


    1. To provide a physical education program designed to develop and maintain the optimum physical condition of students;
    2. To provide a program of extracurricular athletic activities;
    3. To provide for health education in related subject areas.