Our Jesuit inspired middle school program promotes faith in action by giving children opportunities for service and social responsibility.
“Ignatian Spirituality Retreats” are scheduled every Wednesday with our Fordham University Jesuit Novice. The aim is to work with students to “Find God in all things,” through conversation, discernment, prayer and a daily examen.
In addition, daily reflections at morning assembly are dedicated to students’ social, moral and spiritual growth and to use one’s talents in service for and with others. Our principal invites the students to “Ignite the Fire Within” by sharing personal reflections and connections which align with the “Five Pillars to a Jesuit Education”.
Five Pillars to a Jesuit Education
- Open to Growth: Taking responsibility for one’s own development, appreciation and interaction with other people, interests and cultures;
- Intellectually Competent: Achieving a level of competence in academic skills and subjects required for high school, college and a career;
- Loving: Understanding that God’s love is unconditional, and that his or her contribution to school and family community is a contribution to all;
- Religious: Having an understanding and respect for all faiths and religions; learning a personal approach to prayer; and gaining a knowledge of the beliefs, traditions, and values of the Catholic Faith;
- Committed to Justice: Learning that everyone has rights and dignities, and building the skills and motivation to become true “men and women for others.”