About Us » Mission


Our Mission: Our mission as a Catholic school community is to cultivate a Christ-centered learning environment where every child is given opportunities to excel and is recognized as a child of God. We achieve our mission by:
  • Engaging our students in a curriculum that challenges, inspires and motivates 
  • Providing our teachers with professional development that emphasizes best practices and research-based instructional strategies 
  • Creating opportunities for our students to live their faith by giving back and giving thanks in the classroom, the community or as active members of their parish families
  • Investing in technologies and IT infrastructure to ensure our students and faculty have the resources they need to excel in and out of the classroom
  • Offering extracurricular programming that helps children develop physically, socially and academically
Our Vision: Our vision is for all children to be life-long learners who live out their faith with conviction, compassion, and commitment to use their God-given talents to make positive contributions to the whole world while building up the Kingdom of God. 
Profile of a DMCA Graduate: Upon graduation from the elementary schools of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown students will: 
  • Demonstrate the love of Christ by living and practicing their faith with conviction, compassion, and commitment
  • Exhibit a solid academic foundation to be successful life-long learners using problem-solving, collaboration, and critical thinking
  • Exemplify responsibility, service, and integrity through their daily words and actions
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Contact us today at 814.961.DMCA (3622) or click here to schedule a tour and see why our families consider DMCA the elementary school of choice in our community.