WE ARE A GLASSER QUALITY SCHOOL
On May 1, 2009, Saint Patrick Catholic School was recognized by the William Glasser Institute as a Glasser Quality School.
Dr. William Glasser’s contribution to education focuses on human motivation and behavior and the belief that the promotion of healthy relationships is integral to high quality education.
Saint Patrick's faculty and staff are trained in Choice Theory, Dr. Glasser's theory of human behavior, and teachers take it into the classroom. Students are encouraged to examine what motivates their own behavior and gain a greater capacity to empathize with themselves and others.
Teachers also utilize Success Planning to empower children to take ownership of their own problem-solving in all aspects of their lives. Under the guidance of trained teachers, students incrementally increase levels of self-responsibility. Students take ownership of their own challenges and problems, think critically and self reflect, and persevere through setbacks to reach their goals.