his four years at Saint Ignatius High School, a student should grow
in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. He should come to
realize that he is invited to follow Jesus and work with Him to
build God's kingdom on earth. Just as the motto of all Jesuits is "For
the Greater Glory of God," the student should come to the
same orientation of making choices that honor God by doing the
greater or better good.
the student should be marked by a number of characteristics. A Saint
Ignatius student is one who is open to growth. He
seeks opportunities to stretch his mind, imagination, feelings, and
Saint Ignatius student is intellectually competent.
He possesses an appropriate mastery of the fundamental tools of
learning. He discovers his emerging intellectual skills for more
advanced levels of learning.
Saint Ignatius student is loving. He is able to
move beyond self-interest or self-centeredness in his relationships
Saint Ignatius student is a religious person. He
has a basic knowledge of the major doctrines, practices and
spirituality of the Catholic Church. He strengthens his relationship
with a religious tradition and community. (What is said here,
respectful of the conscience of the individual, also applies to the
students of other religious backgrounds.)
Saint Ignatius student is committed to doing justice.
He recognizes the potential within himself for doing injustice, as
well as the injustices in some of the surrounding social structures.
He is preparing himself to become a competent, concerned and
responsible member of the world, national, local and family
communities. Thus, he is beginning to appreciate the fact that
Christian morality not only involves the individual conscience, but
demands that each person work actively in society to positively
promote social justice.
summary, a Saint Ignatius student is a man for others.