STRATEGIC PILLAR: FAITH
As part of the MTC 2015-2020 strategic plan, we have clearly laid out a foundational element aligned to faith formation. The goal is simple: Expand the devotion and tradition of the Church.
MTC provides a Christ-centered education that nurtures students’ faith and prepares students to face the challenges of today’s rapidly changing society. Faith is integrated into all areas of education through participation at Mass, liturgical events, sacramental preparation, daily prayer and service projects.
At MTC, our Catholic identity remains at the forefront of who we are and what we are called to be. We emphasize Christian principles, in both our curricular and extra curricular activities, which provide meaning and purpose to every student’s educational experience and promotes growth in wisdom, knowledge and grace.
We are living in an information-driven society which bombards us indiscriminately with data—all treated as being of equal importance—and which leads to remarkable superficiality in the area of moral discernment. In response, we need to provide an education which teaches critical thinking and encourages the development of mature moral values.
Proclaiming Christ means showing that to believe in and to follow him is not only something right and true, but also something beautiful, capable of filling life with new splendour and profound joy, even in the midst of difficulties. Every expression of true beauty can thus be acknowledged as a path leading to an encounter with the Lord Jesus.
– Pope Francis, from Evangelii gaudium
Expand the devotion and tradition of the Church.
Achieve, measure and market a high academic standard.
Develop an active, organic and multichannel communications process that connects students, faculty, parents and the local community.
Maintain a balanced budget, grow an investment account, upgrade facilities and programs while aiming to mitigate pressure for tuition increases.
As clergy, staff or volunteers of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, WE are the first line of defense in the Archdiocese’s commitment to keep the children entrusted in its care safe from abuse. Archdiocesan policy requires that volunteers (unpaid) that have any possible contact with or responsibility for children, even if it is a one-time event, need background checks. (Example: chaperone for field trip, homeroom mom, teacher’s helper, school store volunteers, Secret Santa Volunteers, etc.)
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia Office for Child and Youth Protection
More on MTC’s commitment to a healthy environment
Mrs. Meghan Bonkoski leads our Safe Environment Clearance process and would like you to feel free to get in touch with her at any time via email. She has put together a very comprehensive document that explains all of the steps, forms, training, etc. that you must complete before beginning any paid or volunteer service in which you would be responsible for the welfare of a child or have direct contact with children: