An open book with the words Virtus et Scientia (Latin for “virtue and knowledge”) is a traditional symbol found in our schools. It expresses our educational vision. The motto Virtus et Scientia indicates the holistic nature of this educational vision.
Virtus looks to the formation of the heart, the moral formation of the whole person. We seek to enable each person to reach the fullness of their potential as individuals created in God’s image and likeness, and to direct their gifts to helping others to do the same.
Scientia means providing knowledge that is comprehensive and many-sided, a knowledge that strengthens the understanding of our interdependence with others and promotes ecological balance. It means educating students to be aware of the needs of the world, people and all creation.
Virtus et Scientia, together, enable responsibility for building a more just and truly human world.