The family is the first school. It is the only school no one can do without. The family is the first place that forms us as social beings. The family allows our spiritual and biological potential to develop and in so doing allows us to realize our human potential as persons. None of this happens just because we are fed and clothed. It happens when the creative power or God is at work through the relationships in a family. In Medicine Hat Catholic, family life is presented in the context of our faith tradition. Students learn that we need to be in awe of how wonderfully God created us and respectful of the unique development of self and others.