Bishop Grimes shares in the evangelizing mission of the Roman Catholic Church, a mission that has been handed on by Christ and his apostles and received by generations of believers. Therefore, we seek to help students take part, with the current generation of believers, in receiving and handing on their Catholic faith by coming to know it, live it, and share it. We accomplish this mission by providing a high quality and rigorous Catholic education that prepares students in mind, body, and spirit to encounter Christ, live their faith in the context of His Church, and serve others in His name, particularly the poor and those who are in need.
Catholic Identity is “rooted in Gospel values, centered on the Eucharist, and committed to faith formation, academic excellence, and service” (National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools, 12). At Bishop Grimes we recognize our responsibility as members of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse. We embrace our Catholic identity and, in doing so, prepare students for college, career and life. We treasure the unique potential of each person and strive to create a rigorous, engaging, supportive and spiritual environment. As a result, we challenge each student to grow in the maturity of Christ (Ephesians 4:13) and to become responsible and active members of society.
We are called to:
- Promote our Catholic faith, academic excellence, and service in order to foster the unique potential of each student;
- Integrate the message of Jesus Christ contained in the Gospels and in the Church within our daily lives as evangelizers of the Word of God, promoters of justice, seekers of peace, and agents of love;
- Foster responsible decision-making based on our Catholic faith in our current circumstances and future challenges; and
- Ensure that all students are college and career ready and prepared for a lifetime of authentic living and dedicated service centered in their encounter with Jesus Christ.