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Institutional Values

Institutional Values

 

"Thus it is necessary to pass on something worthwhile to the generations to come, sound rules for behavior, and to point out lofty objectives to which to direct decisively their existence. There is a growing demand for an education that can answer the expectations of youth; an education that is primarily a testimony and, for the Christian educator, a witness of faith.” 

-Pope Benedict XVI

 

Christ-Centered Spirituality

Our school sets Christ as the model. He is at the center of all of our efforts. All of our actions, programs, initiatives, goals, and work – the whole school program – exemplifies our desire to know, love, and imitate Christ. He is the ideal for our students and all those associated in the education of the students.

 

Love, Motivation, and Conviction

True formation cannot be imposed. Educators need to consistently and positively motivate their students to respond freely, internalize ideals, and become convinced of their actions based in truth. Internal conviction begins by forming the students in moral principles, guiding them to know, love, and desire the goals set out before them. An educator does not demand from a student without motivating first, and this motivation has to be grounded in love for God, the student, and others.

 

Forming Leaders

Our aim is to prepare leaders who will work to transform society according to the principles of justice and charity contained in the Church’s social teaching. Our desire is to offer the Church and society integrally formed men and women who will be true Christian leaders in the various spheres of society, a leaven to renew society as a whole.

 

Personalized Education

Each person is unique, endowed by God with a combination of talents and gifts all his own. Life circumstances for each student are different depending on the student’s family, social, economic, emotional, and moral settings. As such, the education of the students is undertaken on a personal level. The school aims to support personalized education by having our students have regular personal contact with teachers, administrators and the principal.

 

Teamwork

The school relies on effective teamwork and cooperation among all faculty and staff to achieve the students’ education and formation goals. As teachers work closely with the members of the administrative team and other staff to ensure a high-quality education, the integral formation of the students takes place. By bringing their understanding of the dynamics of the classroom and their knowledge of each individual student, the teacher makes a vital contribution to the effectiveness of the smooth administration of the school.

 

 Academic Excellence

The school strives to provide our students with the highest quality intellectual formation. Our courses are rich in content, thorough, and well-grounded. Teachers follow a curriculum that is designed to challenge the students, building on the knowledge and skills acquired in prior years. We employ the most advanced and proven educational tools for the integral formation of our students. These and other programs allow the graduate of our school to enter high school prepared and confident.

 

Education by Goals

We place great importance on programming the educational effort according to clear goals, accompanied by specific means to achieve each goal. As a school, we hold ourselves accountable for achieving these goals for the benefit of our students. Each teacher contributes by setting and achieving personal goals for themselves and for each class in line with the school’s overall goals.

 

Family Involvement

For the education program to be effective, we need communication and contact with the student’s family. The home is the all-important setting where the greatest part of the student’s non-scholastic life is lived and developed, and where his/her personality, character, and behavior are developed. The school encourages regular and meaningful communication between the teacher and the family to ensure that the principles and teachings taught at school are supported at home.

 

Apostolic Initiative

We give special importance in our school to making students aware of social realities and of their call to respond in service out of love. We organize service opportunities that bring our students into contact with people and situations where suffering and injustice exist. We seek to awaken in our students a sense of social responsibility that will continue to grow throughout their lives.

 

Ongoing Education

Personal and academic formation is a life-long journey. The school works hard to nurture and promote a deep love for learning and ongoing formation, both in the students and faculty. Through their commitment to ongoing professional development and dedication to their vocation as educators, teachers naturally transmit this love for learning and ongoing education to their students.