About Us

Our Mission and Philosophy

Mission Statement

Saint Kilian Parish School, an active ministry of Saint Kilian Parish, the Diocese of Pittsburgh, and the Catholic Church, exists to impart and promote our Catholic faith to future generations. Parents, as the primary educators of their children, work in a positive partnership with the parish and school, to create a faith community that inspires all members to live as Jesus did. Teachers nurture each child's unique gifts, facilitate academic growth and faith formation of the whole person, and prepare students to become conscious of, and responsive to, the global needs of our world. By integrating the knowledge, faith and values gained here at Saint Kilian Parish School, students will think critically, discover a love for learning, live the Gospel message, reach out to others in service, and deepen their relationship with God.

Statement of Philosophy

It is the aim of Saint Kilian Parish School to provide a Catholic educational setting in which our students and their families can integrate Gospel values in daily living. We strive to create a climate in which each child can develop spiritually, intellectually, physically, emotionally and socially, and in turn, enhance the world. Each child will develop an understanding of Catholic Doctrine, Liturgy, the Sacraments, Sacred Scripture and personal prayer to build a personal relationship with Christ and His Church. All children will be provided with challenging, yet realistic goals to achieve their full potential. Individual learning styles and rates of achievement will be recognized. Each child will receive guidance in developing sound attitudes and habits for both mental and physical health. Each child will develop a Christian awareness of responsibility to God, family, parish, community, nation and world.