Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic Academy’s philosophy of education is built on the conviction that the students of this school are to be educated to attain divine union with their Creator through Jesus Christ, as well as to achieve their full potential as responsible Christian members of a democratic society.
Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic Academy endeavors to have each pupil recognize, understand, and develop his/her spiritual, intellectual, emotional, social, and physical attributes and to respect those of others.
This community believes that the individuality of each child must be recognized and provided for in the classroom. In so doing, it is hoped that the students will recognize the need to use their talents and gifts for the benefit and service of the community.
“To teach as Jesus taught,” is the ultimate goal of Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic’s faculty. To accomplish these goals, students are encouraged to maintain a sense of self-esteem, habits of good living, a respect for others, and an awareness of their religious and cultural heritage. Through the integration of Gospel values, these goals, in conjunction with the provision of basic knowledge and skills, will make life meaningful.
Each child is acknowledged and taught as an integrated person, recognized as a child of God, and continually formed in His image and likeness. Every child is encouraged to be a responsible member of family and society. With this in mind, the Catholic education of each child is purposeful and will attain complete relationships with God, others, and self.
As a Pittsburgh Diocesan Regional elementary school, Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic Academy functions in accordance with all Diocese of Pittsburgh policies and practices and, where applicable, all aspects of the Pennsylvania School Code as administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
The responsibility for deciding all matters relating to the school is held by the Governing Board of Pastors. This Board is composed of the pastors of the parishes supporting the school. Administration of the school on a day-to-day basis is delegated to the school principal.
A Regional Advisory Board exists whose function is to support the school by offering advice and counsel to the Governing Board of Pastors. The Regional Advisory Board has no administrative authority but serves in an advisory capacity.