Core Values

As a Catholic school with a long history in East Harlem, Mt. Carmel-Holy Rosary is built on a firm foundation established by faith-filled leaders for the communities we serve.

Like the other six schools in the Partnership network, we share four core values of Integrity, Humility, Hard Work, and Service that guide and define all the work we do.

As a Catholic school with a long history in East Harlem, Mt. Carmel-Holy Rosary is built on a firm foundation established by faith-filled leaders for the communities we serve.

Like the other six schools in the Partnership network, we share four core values of Integrity, Humility, Hard Work, and Service that guide and define all the work we do.

Integrity

“Integrity is doing the right thing, even when nobody is watching.”—C.S. Lewis

At Partnership Schools, we seek to give all students a clear understanding of the moral principles and virtues on which the Catholic faith and tradition is built. From that framework, we are committed to building a community where all individuals act with honesty, forthrightness, and respect. We hold ourselves to the highest academic and ethical standards, both within the four walls of the school building and as representatives of the network and school in the community.

Humility

“Humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less.”—C.S. Lewis

Developing humility in our students means understanding and appreciating the unique gifts and potential of every member of the community, and working together to ensure that everyone works hard to achieve his/her highest potential. That requires hard work, selflessness, and an appreciation for what we can learn from everyone around us. It also implies judging ourselves not in comparison with others, but in light of our capabilities. And it requires us to focus on developing our gifts not for our own personal gain, but to serve others.

Hard work

“Start by doing what’s necessary, then what’s possible; and suddenly you’re doing the impossible.”—St. Francis of Assisi

“Act and God will act, work and He will work.”—St. Joan of Arc

Hard work, persistence, and determination are essential to learning and success. At Partnership Schools, we expect all students, teachers, and leaders to work hard; to give 100 percent 100 percent of the time.

Service

“Give your hands to serve and your hearts to love.”—Mother Teresa

At Partnership Schools, we aim to develop “young men and women for others.” We are committed to serving others, both within the four walls of the school and beyond. To that end, teachers emphasize cultivating individual student gifts, broadening students’ understanding of the community and the world, and using our gifts in service of the community in which we live and work.

“School then ends up being one big family. One where, together with our mothers and fathers, our grandparents, our teachers and friends, we learn to help one another, to share our good qualities, to give the best of ourselves, to work as a team and to pursue our dreams.” —Pope Francis remarks at Our Lady Queen of Angels, a Partnership school, September 25, 2015.