Mission & Shared Values

 Rooted in social justice and the Catholic tradition, Northwest Catholic School cultivates a transformative educational experience for our community.

Centered in Christ

We recognize that each person is a unique creation of God, and are dedicated to the development of the whole person: mind, body, and spirit. St. Rafael encourages positive self-growth and respect for each person’s dignity. At St. Rafael, we embrace our diverse community and encourage all students to apply — no matter their race, color, religion, creed, and national or ethnic origin.

Teachers and staff actively work with our students to create a school community centered around Christ and His teachings. Together, we explore academic opportunities that develop our individual God-given talents and build skills that bring value to both our school and city.

Our approach to education is pure “St. Rafael” and based on a model to develop a student’s social and communication skills. Individualized teaching time is a huge component of the model.


Community: We thrive in collaboration, uniting with parents, parishioners, and each other to empower our neighborhoods and parish communities.

Justice: Guided by Catholic teachings, we advocate for the dignity of every individual, striving to create a just community where fairness and compassion prevail.

Joy: Rooted in God’s love, we celebrate the joy of learning and personal growth, fostering engaging and uplifting school environments.

Service: Committed to using our gifts for the benefit of others, especially the most vulnerable, we believe in sharing our time, talent, and resources to improve our community.

Transformation: Embracing the power of grace and Catholic education, we believe in the potential to transform lives and society, continually seeking growth and reflection.

All In: Dedicated to the success of our community, we passionately work towards our shared mission of providing students with an education for life.

With these values at our core, we embark on a journey of growth, service, and joy together.