A graduate of St. Benedict’s Preparatory School will demonstrate his education by:
- Thinking, reading, and writing critically and communicating effectively;
- Functioning competently and displaying adaptability in an ever-changing technological environment;
- Objectively evaluating scientific data and mathematical information;
- Understanding the importance of history and culture as well as his place in them;
- Mastering a rigorous college preparatory curriculum and developing disciplined work habits and study skills that can be transferred to a college experience and everyday life;
- Nurturing curiosity and maintaining open-mindedness and respect for differing viewpoints;
- Collaborating with and helping others to learn; and
- Pursuing opportunities for lifelong learning.
…exemplify leadership by:
- Acting as an exemplary model of moral conduct;
- Modeling selfless behavior by such practices as listening to and working cooperatively with others;
- Developing group cohesiveness and helping others to work together as a team;
- Motivating others to work up to their potential; and
- Holding himself and others accountable for their behavior and for the correct and timely accomplishment of tasks.
…exhibit strength of character and Christian morality by:
- Assuming responsibility for his actions, taking ownership of his decisions, and accepting the consequences;
- Making decisions that are guided by faith, reason, foresight, fairness and love, regardless of the risks; and
- Living according to the beliefs that “whatever hurts my brother hurts me” and “whatever helps my brother helps me.”
…live his religious faith by:
- Understanding and respecting himself as a creature redeemed by God who is called to a personal relationship with God and a life of love and service;
- Demonstrating attitudes and aspirations that are based on the belief that human happiness lies beyond the limits of the created world in the realm of ultimate spiritual and religious experience; and
- Respecting the earth as the sacred home of all God’s children.
…reflect a commitment to inclusiveness and a concern for humanity by:
- Appreciating and encouraging diversity;
- Treating all persons and all faiths with respect, compassion, and understanding; and
- Offering help to those who are in need, willingly and regardless of personal convenience.