“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength” (MK: 12:30).
The call to whole child formation, which the Church calls “integral formation” can be traced to this divine mandate to love God with our entire being. If the whole person is to love God, then the whole person, with all his or her human faculties, must be formed accordingly.
St. William of York Catholic School embraces what the Church calls the “Queen Virtue” of charity as the basic virtue that drives all we do and how we treat one another. Our school family is used to hearing the words of St. Paul reminding us that “without love”, all the other great things we may accomplish “bring us nothing” (I Cor. 13:1-3).
If you look closely at our school logo, you will see the Latin word Caritas (charity). We pray that all our endeavors toward academic excellence, personalized attention, and an authentic Catholic culture will always bear the fruit of Gospel charity.