About Us » Mission & Philosophy

Mission & Philosophy


Our mission is to provide quality Catholic education where gospel values are integrated into the fiber of each school day. The administration, faculty and staff, in partnership with parents, are committed to providing a Christ-centered learning experience that will allow and encourage each child to realize his/her God-given potential and embrace a faith-filled future of leadership, stewardship, and the pursuit of life-long learning.


St. Gregory the Great, a Catholic elementary school serving Scripps Ranch and the surrounding community, offers a faith-based, Christ-centered learning experience that recognizes and appreciates the uniqueness of each child and supports students in developing their God-given gifts and talents.

Parents, acknowledged as the primary educators of their children, are supported in this role by a dedicated and caring faculty and staff. We believe this partnership facilitates consistency between home and school, and is integral to students embracing a faith-filled lifestyle, infused with Catholic values and morals, and allows them to experience success in meeting challenging academic expectations.

The administration, faculty, and staff at St. Gregory the Great Catholic School are committed to the spiritual, intellectual, personal, and interpersonal development of each child, and encourage students to view learning as a life-long process. We provide a Christian learning environment where students are motivated to recognize, develop, and share their gifts. A strong commitment to academic excellence drives our instructional program, utilizing both traditional and innovative instructional and learning practices with particular emphasis on ethical use of technology in a rapidly changing world.

Our students, the future leaders in a secular society, are challenged and inspired to be conscious of local and global social justice issues. Embracing stewardship as a way of life, our school community is committed to lives of action, where God's gifts are, “received with gratitude, cultivated responsibly, and shared lovingly with others,” (Stewardship: a Disciple's Response, USCCB, 2002). Opportunities for Christian service are integrated across the curriculum as our students are called to be productive citizens who recognize their ability to make a difference in our world today and in the future.