Philosophy

Our Philosophy at Saint Lucy School for Children with Visual Impairments

Our philosophy at Saint Lucy School is rooted in three basic beliefs regarding life, personhood, and community. The first belief is that life is a gift. We each have a responsibility to live our life to the fullest, to live with dignity and with grace, and to praise God through that life.

The second belief is that we all have a unique personhood and are loved equally by God.  We must love each other the way God loves us––in our unique brokenness. Together we struggle to commune with God who offers us all wholeness in grace. Disability may be seen in this context, not as the identity of any individual, but as one facet of all individuals.

The third belief, and the mission of Saint Lucy School, is that all of us––students, family and staff in the community of Christians––are one. We are a gift to each other, and we are responsible for helping one another grow; to find our place in the Kingdom, and to strive for, with God’s grace, the realization of our greatest potential.