Our Mission

Diocesan School Mission Statement

As part of the educational mission of the Catholic Church, our schools exist to instill faith values in our students and to create a desire to make a positive difference in the world. In addition to the quality academic programs, opportunities are provided for the school community to grow in their relationship with God, the Church, self and others.

Our Mission Statement

Good Shepherd Catholic School prepares students for a life of learning, service, compassion, personal excellence, and faith in God.

Our Philosophy

Good Shepherd Catholic School adheres to belief in Jesus Christ as the foundation of the entire educational enterprise in a Catholic School, and it recognizes its own role as part of the teaching mission of the Catholic Church. The school regards parents as the primary educators of their children and affords parents and teachers the opportunity to cooperate with one another in the formation of Christ’s children.

Good Shepherd Catholic School recognizes the importance of the development of the whole child. We are committed to provide for the spiritual, intellectual, emotional, and physical growth of each student in a creative and safe environment. We believe in academic excellence built on a sound framework of moral values; therefore, we use a traditional, value-centered approach to education. This effort will include prayer and opportunities for service at every level.

Our instructional goal is to teach the art of learning and inquiry, with measurable results. Therefore, we follow a standards-based curriculum. With a contemporary understanding of child development and modern innovation, various educational methods will be employed to insure individual mastery.

Good Shepherd Catholic School cultivates spiritual growth, character development, and a work ethic based on a well-established moral compass. We foster academic mastery and esteem through achievement. We promote quality work through respect for learning, discipline, honesty, and punctuality. It is our expectation that each student of Good Shepherd Catholic School will grow to his or her potential.

General Information

Good Shepherd Catholic School is a Diocesan, Catholic school. We welcome students from families of all denominations in preschool through Grade 8. Good Shepherd is committed to the education of any child who is receptive to, and would benefit from, our philosophy and our academic and spiritual goals.

Good Shepherd Catholic School admits students of any sex, race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its education policies, admission policies, athletic and other school-administered programs. At Good Shepherd Catholic School we minister to each of our students as a beloved child of God based on their God-given humanity including their God-given biological identity.  The School grants admission priority to Catholic children and children already having brothers/sisters in Good Shepherd Catholic School. Once a class is filled, names are placed on a waiting list.

About Us

Excellent Catholic School in Saint Johnsbury

Good Shepherd Catholic School was founded in 1998 to provide a space for all students to grow, learn, and develop their faith with each passing day in St. Johnsbury. We provide our educational services from pre-school to elementary education.
Through both traditional and innovative methods and a truly passionate ...

Our Academics

At Good Shepherd Catholic School, we believe that every child deserves an excellent education, and we work hard to challenge each student to perform to the best of his or her ability. We offer a comprehensive, traditional curriculum developed from state and national standards. 

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Empowering Students to Make a Difference

Our mission is to empower students to make a difference in the world by cultivating essential values and providing them with the resources they need to pursue their dreams. With a strong focus on kindness, honesty, compassion, and faith, we foster an environment that encourages personal growth, gratitude, and ...