About Saint Mary Academy

PeaceBuilders© Program

In order to facilitate a positive school environment, Saint Mary Academy utilizes the PeaceBuilders© Program. PeaceBuilders© is a simple child friendly curriculum, which helps students to understand and claim responsibility for creating conditions conducive to peace in their school and classroom environments. The PeaceBuilders© Program is firmly anchored in its adherence to Christ-centered values. As such, it provides a structure, expectations and a common language utilized by all students and staff for the creation and maintenance of school atmosphere marked by a focus on non-violence, justice, peace, and compassion.

Specific guided activities and discussions based upon the values inherent in PeaceBuilders© are utilized, in addition to the Archdiocesan Religion curriculum. It is hoped that students will more readily take the lessons learned from their studies of peace to heart and practice Christ-centered values in all aspects of their lives. The PeaceBuilders© Program has at its heart a pledge written simply, so as to be understood by all ages. The PeaceBuilders© Pledge sets forth a framework by which all interactions at Saint Mary Academy, social and otherwise, are to be guided. The expectations that the Saint Mary Academy staff maintains for student behavior flow from an understanding of the Pledge.

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