Students assembling care packages for Cup of Joe
Students assembling care packages for Cup of Joe

Christ is the reason for this school.
He is the unseen but ever present teacher.
He is the model of our faculty
and the inspiration of our students.

Community Outreach

St. Raphael School affords students numerous opportunities to act more in the image of Christ by participating in a variety of service projects. Our students have performed such acts of kindness as feeding the hungry, comforting the lonely, and giving to those less fortunate. Here is a sampling of some of the school-wide community outreach in which our students have participated:

  • Donating food and supplies from Stepping Stones Shelter's urgent-needs list

  • Preparing baskets of complete Thanksgiving dinners for the families of every SRS maintenance staff member

  • Visiting residents at Raphael House senior home

  • Collecting warm coats and socks for Catholic Charities' Coats of Many Colors Drive

  • Preparing sandwiches for McKenna’s Wagon mobile soup kitchen

  • Making Christmas wishes come true for families in need, including often-overlooked teens in the foster care system, by providing gifts customized for the recipients

  • Serving the hungry at our annual Mother Teresa Luncheon

  • Participating in the Advent Giving Tree, a parish initiative that provides clothing, toys, and gifts for residents of local shelters


Themes of Inspiration

Each academic year, we choose a theme that embodies our Christian values, and we encourage our students, faculty, and staff to incorporate the message throughout their day. Our themes have inspired our families to be present and aware, have celebrated our wonderful community, and have challenged our students to make a difference, big or small. Above all, our themes encourage our students and staff to shine their light by spreading kindness and love both inside and outside the St. Raphael community. 

  • We're Living the Dream (2011-12)
  • Catch the Spirit (2012-13)
  • Change the World (2013-14)
  • Alive in the Moment (2014-15)
  • Growing Stronger Together (2015-16)
  • We Are St. Raphael (2016-17)
  • Be the Light (2017-18)
  • 50 Years of Roots & Wings (2018-19)
  • Shine (2019-20)
  • Believe (2020-21)
  • Peace (2021-22)
  • Harmony (2022-23)
  • We Are One (2023-24)