A Letter from School Leadership
Welcome to St. Maria Goretti Catholic High School!
Our Mission at St. Maria Goretti Catholic High School, is to provide a Christ-centered education, focused on academic excellence, which empowers each student to reach their full potential, spiritually, intellectually, physically, socially, and morally. We achieve this through robust collaboration with all stakeholders, under the guidance of our President Dr. Padasak, Principal Dr. Summers and all our parents, students, staff and faculty. Our goal is success for every student, To learn more about vision & mission please read our full Letter from School Leadership.
First and foremost, we are a Catholic school. Every facet of school life is informed by our Catholic faith and is a tangible part of each school day. The culture of our school is guided and shaped by the Christian tenets we hold so dear: to love God and to love one another. We pray, we learn, and we serve.
We are College Preparatory. Our rigorous curriculum prepares students well for the challenges they will meet in their post-secondary studies. We offer College Prep, Honors, Advanced Placement, and Early to College classes, providing students the opportunity to earn collegiate credit during their high school years. Our alumni will attest to the excellent preparation they gained at Goretti, and our 100% college acceptance rate proves that we do our job well.
We Inspire Academic Excellence. Our students take their studies seriously, and we emphasize from the first day of freshman orientation that students create an academic foundation throughout their high school years that will help to determine the options available to them when they graduate. We want those options to be outstanding, and we believe academic excellence is the pathway to that success!
We Inspire Spiritual Growth. Students of all faiths are welcome at Goretti, and we want to see our students grow intellectually and spiritually, to develop excellent moral character and to deepen their relationship with God. A Catholic education provides far more than just academic instruction. At Goretti, we want to nurture the ‘whole person’ so that our students are academically and spiritually prepared for productive and meaningful adult lives.
We Inspire Leadership. We hold our students to high standards in terms of their academics and their character. We look to our students to lead, not only in the classroom but in their co-curricular activities and in the larger community. Our students are ambassadors for our school and the 60+ year legacy it has in our community. This expectation of leadership and excellence begins as soon as a student joins the Goretti Family!
We Inspire Service. Service is a way of life here at Goretti, and our students have numerous opportunities to ‘give back’ through service learning opportunities. Annually, our graduating classes far exceed the service hour graduation requirements. Our 200 Club, whose members earn twice the number of required hours, is one of our larger student organizations on campus. We are blessed to be members of the Goretti community, and, in turn, we want our students to be blessings to others.
As you spend a little time on our Goretti website, we trust that we will inspire you!
We appreciate your interest in our wonderful school and look forward to welcoming you to the Goretti Family!
Thank You, and God Bless,
The Leadership Team
Dr. Joseph Padasak, Dr. Amy Summers, Mr. Ryan Cascio, and Mr. David Blenckstone