The mission of Bishop Byrne
Middle and High School was to provide its students with an
authentic Catholic educational experience characterized by
an environment of mutual respect, academic excellence, and
the development of the total person.
We aimed to prepare students to
face successfully the challenges of college and modern life.
Foundational to this mission were the four pillars of
Dominican Education: contemplation, study, virtue, and
Middle and High School was an authentically Catholic
school in the Dominican tradition, serving a dynamic,
diverse community of college-bound learners.
We offered a
We demonstrated respect
for the value and uniqueness of each person.
We challenged and
empowerd life-long learning.
We fostered hope for the
As a Catholic educational
ministry in the Dominican tradition, we believed that:
All individuals have an
inherent dignity, having been created in the image and
likeness of God.
Parents are the first,
foremost, and primary educators of their children.
Well-credentialed, highly-qualified educators must be recognized as competent
educators, responsible for making decisions in the best
interest of the students entrusted to their care.
Students can learn and
master a challenging curriculum.
Students must be provided
with an environment that is authentically Catholic and
conducive to learning: an environment that is orderly
and respectful of each individual, regardless of a
persons social, cultural, or personal condition.
Teachers, staff members,
parents, and students form a learning community.
The members of our
community are sensitive to and understanding of the
diversity of cultures present in the school.
Academic excellence is an
attainable goal for all students and teachers.
The process of education
involves intellectual, physical, emotional, spiritual,
and social growth.