A Legacy of Leadership
Since 1889, Roanoke Catholic School has been blessed by the resources, hard work, dedication and leadership of legions of individuals whose goal has been to build and fortify a superior Catholic school. Roanoke Catholic School’s standards of excellence have endured for 116 years. The viability and strength of Roanoke Catholic School attests to the fact that the school on the hill stands upon the shoulders of giants.
Symbolizing the growth and aspirations of the school, Roanoke Catholic has established the President’s Council in Support of Excellence. This will recognize and focus the efforts of Roanoke Catholic’s most dedicated contributors.
This informal group of individuals, devoted to the highest standards of education, will commit a minimum of $1,000 each year for a three-year period.
Gifts from council members will ensure a strong foundation for Roanoke Catholic’s future. Donations will be designated to the Annual Fund program with the specific purpose of funding presidential initiatives.
Goals and Objectives
Roanoke Catholic School must continue to provide a tradition of excellence in education, based upon philosophical perspectives that promote the development of the whole person, through a rigorous academic program, designed to nurture and discipline the mind, the body and the spirit. The foundational tenets of the school’s Catholic identity reside in the adherence to Gospel values and the development of faith, through the teachings of the Catholic Church. A variety of faith traditions are represented among the school’s community and ecumenical respect is a uniquely distinguishing quality of the school. The following initiatives will focus on promoting affordability for school families, faculty support, and the continued development of outstanding academic programs at the school.
Tuition & Affordability
Roanoke Catholic School depends, by a factor of approximately 77%, upon tuition for annual revenues. Affordable limits must be placed upon the cost to families for a superior educational experience that is enriched by a professional staff and includes a competitive school facility that provides for technology. In order for the school to continue to serve its families, the gap, approximately 25%, that exists between actual costs and tuition must be addressed. This year, the administration and the school board plan to dedicate a major portion, approximately $100,000, of the Annual Fund toward financial aid.
Roanoke Catholic’s faculty continues to meet challenges and provide innovative teaching and positive mentoring for students. Roanoke Catholic School must continue efforts to develop faculty and staff compensation. The school must continue to grow competitively within this area in order to continue to attract excellence.
The school continues to make the classroom engaging, interactive, and personal. Acquiring new and innovative teaching tools, enhancing the academic experience and equipping students for the future are paramount.
Our Legacy Leaders are the lifeblood of Roanoke Catholic School’s financial strength. Members of the President’s Council in Support of Excellence agree to a minimum gift of $1,000 per year, for three years. Each gift qualifies donors for membership for a maximum period of three years, at the end of which they may choose to renew their commitment for three additional years.
President’s Council members will be honored each year in the Annual Report.
President Patrick Patterson will invite members to an annual event at which he will share updates regarding the program and its goals.