PJP provides education in accordance with the Roman Catholic Church's 1965 Declaration on Education, Gravissimum Educationis, and as guided by "The Holy See's Teaching on Catholic Schools, authored by Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB, the Secretary of the Congregatino for Catholic Education and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishop's 1972 Pastoral message on Catholic educatin titled "To Teach as Jesus Did."
PJP shares the Church's conviction that parents are the primary educators of their children and that the school exists to assist parents in the Christian formation of their children. The school strives to develop the intellectual capabilities of its students, to form their ability to judge rightly, to continue and pass on the cultural legacy of previous generations, and to prepare for professional life (Gravissimum Educationis #5).
We believe that the quality of Catholic education at PJP is based upon the concept of life grounded in the person of Jesus Christ. We agree with the Catholic Church's teachings that our fundamental task is to integrate faith, life and education for our students. In order to complete this process, the student must learn to be a living witness to God's presence by the daily practice of Christian principles. Therefore, the PJP faculty and staff strive to provide an environment in which the student's faith becomes living, conscious and active and enables them to become productive and fulfilled individuals, capable of contributing to the well-being of the community. This responsibility rests ultimately upon the entire educational community: parents, teachers, students and all those who contribute to make possible the school's rich cultural, civic and spiritual life.