Education

For us, education means enabling persons to reach the fullness of their potential as individuals created in God’s image and assisting them to direct their gifts toward building the earth. Like Mother Theresa, we educate with the conviction that the world can be changed through the transformation of persons. Thus, our ministry demands a Christian vision of what the human person is called to be and what the world is destined to become.

We are educators in all that we are and do.

You Are Sent, Constitution 22-23

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Our Educational Tradition

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 knowlege 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.

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