Our Core Values
Core values are the fundamental beliefs of a person or organization. St. Brigid/Our Lady of Hope Regional School not only focuses on the educational growth and development of children, but also promotes positive social, emotional, and ethical habits and attributes. Every month, the school recognizes a student from each grade (K through 8) who exemplifies one of our identified core values. We have identified, recognize, and encourage the values of:
Faith is the indefatigable belief in God, self, and others which comforts and sustains us in times of hardship, and leads us to hope.
“Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen." - St. Paul
Kindness means selflessly treating all things with the respect, care, and dignity that each deserves.
“Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” - Mark Twain
Integrity is the moral intelligence which allows us to navigate right from wrong and choosing righteousness, no matter how difficult.
“Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.” - C.S. Lewis
Respect means showing others that we value, honor, and appreciate them.
“Respect yourself and others will respect you." - Confucius
Acceptance is the compassionate love and affirmation of all people, regardless of color, creed, ability, or any of the prejudices which divide us.
“Welcome one another, then, as Christ welcomed you, for the glory of God.” - St. Paul
Forgiveness means showing mercy and empathy towards others while eliminating anger, hatred, and vengeance from the heart and mind.
“Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is a constant attitude." - Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Service is living the Gospel message of compassion and fraternity by helping others in need.
“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” - Gandhi
Cooperation means harmoniously working, living, and learning together to solve problems and help one another.
“We all do better when we work together. Our differences do matter, but our common humanity matters more.” - Bill Clinton
Determination is the faculty of self-direction, tenacity, and conviction to express the full potential of our talents.
“A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.” - Colin Powell
Excellence means always challenging ourselves and striving toward the highest levels of achievement.
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” - Aristotle