Mission & Goals

The Ideals We Serve


Silver Lake College is a dynamic learning community that empowers students through a quality liberal arts education integrated with professional preparation offered in an environment of mutual respect and concern for persons, based on the principles and truths of Franciscan Catholic tradition.


Silver Lake College of the Holy Family will be known as a Franciscan Catholic college dedicated to developing students to serve, lead, and transform our world. Our future will be centered on educating the whole person in an environment that celebrates teaching and learning, integrates our Franciscan values in all that we do, and delivers on a promise of quality liberal arts education and professional preparation.



  • To develop a community of life-long learners
  • To provide educational opportunities for professional preparation within a liberal arts experience
  • To prepare students for self-directed intellectual inquiry and aesthetic appreciation
  • To foster commitment to Christian values, service, and leadership in the world community