At all grade levels, faith formation at Notre Dame is designed to offer a solid foundation in the basic teachings of Christianity, provide an introduction to both the Old and New Testament scriptures, and address the questions naturally arising in a young person's faith life. Our Religion curriculum is aligned to the standards set by the Archdiocese of San Antonio, as well as to literacy standards from the state of Texas, and is organized according to the four pillars of the Catechism of the Catholic Church:
The Profession of Faith
The Celebration of the Christian Mystery
These pillars are the organizing framework for each grade of the curriculum, providing unity, continuity, and coherence. In each pillar or unit, essential questions, content, and skills are developed to identify what the learners will know, understand, and value in living out their Catholic faith.
Religious instruction is woven throughout the student's day in all academic genres in addition to participating in liturgical planning, school wide and individual prayer, attending weekly school mass, preparation to receive the sacraments, retreat days and service projects and activities. Our Notre Dame faculty, staff, students and their families strive to live their Christian faith encouraging one another to live the Gospel with accountability, mercy, and trust. Our school and church parish are one family.