Religion & Morality

Developing the whole child with a
SpirItual foundation

St. Cyril of Alexandria School is a community of faith which believes in the guidance of the Holy Spirit. The religious program of St. Cyril of Alexandria School presents the central doctrines and morals of the Catholic faith.

  • We teach both the Old and New Testament Scripture with dynamic discussions.
  • We instill God’s plans for us to love and serve Him, through service to others.
  • We strengthen and reinforce the Christian values and beliefs our parents have already taught our students.
  • We hope to encourage every student to develop their own personal relationship with Jesus Christ

Student Participation

  • Lessons are reinforced by a weekly all school mass and student choir.
  • Students participate in community prayer services for special religious feasts, dates and holidays.
  • Each month a different department’s students prepare and serve the mass. Students have opportunities to be parish altar servers, readers and gift bearers.

Sacrament Preparation

  • Reconciliation (2nd grade)
  • First Holy Communion (3rd grade)
  • Confirmation (8th grade)

St. Cyril welcomes all faiths. 46% of our non-Catholic students benefit from our religious programs from character and value building.

Every classroom and faculty incorporates the school’s SLEs or Student Learning Expectations. The students learn the skills to develop into:

  • Active Christians
  • Life-long Learners
  • Effective Communicators
  • Responsible Citizens
  • Self-aware individuals

View the age-appropriate SLE’s here: Kinder – 4th grade | 5th – 8th grade

Student Learning Expectations

Student Learning Expectations

Every classroom and faculty incorporates the school’s SLEs or Student Learning Expectations. The students learn the skills to develop into:

  • Active Christians
  • Life-long Learners
  • Effective Communicators
  • Responsible Citizens
  • Self-aware individuals

View the age-appropriate SLE’s here: Kinder – 4th grade | 5th – 8th grade

Fruits of the Spirit

The school is shaping the character of its precious children with the Fruits of the Spirit. St. Cyril School realizes the pressures students face in their youth; Fruits of the Spirit is a program which strives to guide students in their decision-making process with the realization that with every choice comes a consequence. Each month the school highlights and celebrates a Fruit of the Spirit”.

Students are recognized and rewarded (((xxxxx bracelets))) for demonstrating any one of the Fruits of the Spirit.

Galations 5:22-23: Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness and Self-control.

Discipline with a Purpose is premised on the Catholic Christian beliefs of the inherent goodness and value of every person. Each student is a child of God and as His cherished creation, deserves our respect and consideration.

The fifteen disciplines are:
(1.) Listening
(2.) Following Instructions
(3.) Questioning
(4.) Sharing: Time, Space, People and Things
(5.) Exhibiting Social skills
(6.) Cooperating with Others
(7.) Understanding the Reason for Rules
(8.) Independently Completing a Task
(9.) Exhibiting Leadership
(10.) Communicating Effectively
(11.) Organizing: Time, Space, People, Things
(12.) Resolving Mutual Problems
(13.) Taking the Initiative in Problem Solving
(14.) Distinguishing Fact From Feeling
(15.) Sacrificing/Serving Others.

Discipline with a Purpose (DWP)

Discipline with a Purpose (DWP)

Discipline with a Purpose is premised on the Catholic Christian beliefs of the inherent goodness and value of every person. Each student is a child of God and as His cherished creation, deserves our respect and consideration.

The fifteen disciplines are:
(1.) Listening
(2.) Following Instructions
(3.) Questioning
(4.) Sharing: Time, Space, People and Things
(5.) Exhibiting Social skills
(6.) Cooperating with Others
(7.) Understanding the Reason for Rules
(8.) Independently Completing a Task
(9.) Exhibiting Leadership
(10.) Communicating Effectively
(11.) Organizing: Time, Space, People, Things
(12.) Resolving Mutual Problems
(13.) Taking the Initiative in Problem Solving
(14.) Distinguishing Fact From Feeling
(15.) Sacrificing/Serving Others.

St. Cyril Cougar Creed

I believe in the strength of me.
I know the Holy Spirit guides my actions toward the greater good.
I am but one part of the global community, and it is my duty to take care of not only myself, but others around me.
I will think globally, nationally, and locally.
I recognize life as a series of choices and changes that shape who I am.
I am a dedicated student, leader, and friend.
I am an Active Christian, Life-long Learner, Effective Communicator, Responsible Citizen, and Self-Aware Individual.
I believe from hard work, responsibility, and self-discipline, I will find the self-reliance and confidence to live a successful and happy life.
Once a Cougar, always a Cougar.

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