Most Precious Blood School

THEN...

Most Precious Blood Catholic School was opened on September 12, 1898, with 160 students attending grades 1-8.  The Sisters of the Most Precious Blood served as teachers from the beginning days until 1982.  By 1928, the school had grown to a 450 member student body, so the decision was made to build a new school.  The present school building was dedicated on December 8, 1929.

In 1947, the first Kindergarten Program was started with an enrollment of 70 students.  In the early 1990's our Preschool Program was formed.  We also began offering before and after school Latch Key Programs to provide a safe environment for students of working parents.

In 1998 we celebrated our 100 year anniversary.

NOW...
Today Most Precious Blood School provides educational services to children beginning at age 3.  Music, Computer, Art, PE, Health, Library, Choir, Band, Handbells, and TV Production classes are a few of the programs also offered at Most Precious Blood School.  TV Production classes are supported through a local grant and air weekly on two local cable channels.  Our school is also the only school in Northeastern Indiana to have it's own bowling alley on site! 

Our school has many supportive programs and services in place.  We offer Title I, Speech, and Physical Therapy services through Fort Wayne Community Schools.

Intertwined in all of the programs is the presence of Christ and the inspiration for every member of the school community to behave Christ-like both in and out of the classroom.  This is supported through the school's Discipline With Purpose program.  Discipline With Purpose focuses on teaching children the self-discipline skills needed to be successful in life.

We currently have an elected advisory School Board that meets monthly, and two extremely active school organizations - the Home and School Association and the Athletic Association.  The Athletic Association operates under the guidance of the Catholic Youth Organization of the Diocese.

Most Precious Blood School has been ranked by the Indiana Department of Education with the highest ranking, Exemplary Status.

OUR VISION FOR THE FUTURE...
We envision a school supported by a strong parish community, where all parishioners, not just school parents, are actively engaged in its success. Current school families are happy with their children’s education. They are informed and involved and are our most effective form of advertising. When people hear “Most Precious Blood School” they think “small, family-oriented, Catholic school with an excellent academic record, Smart boards in every classroom, award-winning teachers, involved parents and a supportive parish – I want my child to go to school there.”  They know where MPB is located and feel welcomed by the staff when they visit.

Alumni maintain ties and are ambassadors for the school long after they graduate and local businesses are amenable to minor sponsorships and donations when approached. The school has the funds necessary to operate within its budget and obtain items from its wish list. Most Precious Blood School maintains its identity as a small school while enrollment in the upper grades grows to a level that sustains it into the future. Every classroom has a minimum of 20 students.

The school building is energy efficient, environmentally friendly, and a safe and comfortable place to work and learn.  A facilities committee efficiently reviews vendor proposals, bids, and repair estimates and works effectively and quickly with school and parish leaders to determine the best course of action. Routine maintenance schedules are in place and experts from the parish are called upon to volunteer as consultants and assist in grant writing.

The Catholic identity of Most Precious Blood School is evident in the daily practices, behaviors, and attitudes of all stakeholders; administration, staff, students, and parents.

Students engage in a wide-range of service opportunities and worship regularly, both during the week and on weekends. Students understand their faith and evangelize to promote the mission of the Catholic Church.

Foreign language is integrated into the curriculum and resources are available to meet the special needs of all students. ISTEP pass rates are continuously improving with performance at some grade levels achieving the 95th percentile.  A diversified approach to teaching and learning is evident.

MPB is highly regarded as a top-tier school in the State of Indiana. Assessment and continuous quality improvement is achieved through meaningful data collection and analysis. MPB is the first school in the region to be recognized as an INTEL School of Distinction. Parents and guardians are actively engaged in the educational and religious activities of their children. Residents of Fort Wayne desire to send their children to MPB.

 

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Mission Statement 
Most Precious Blood School is a Catholic community dedicated to promoting education in Christian values, academic standards, and character development.

Vision Statement
With Christ as our center, Most Precious Blood Catholic School and Church work together to empower the mind and enrich the spirit.

We, the academic community of Most Precious Blood, empower the mind as we:
   -Seek knowledge
   -Embrace new learning experiences
   -Commit to high academic standards
   -Diversify learning approaches
   -Create opportunities for self expression in fine arts, writing, class discussion
   -Expect success and celebrate achievement

We, the faith community of Most Precious Blood, enrich the spirit as we:
   -Live the Gospel
   -Walk with Christ
   -Embrace the Sacraments
   -Share the Eucharist
   -Internalize self-discipline
   -Love one another