Our Jesuit middle school program promotes faith in action by giving children opportunities for service and social responsibility.
Campus Ministry students lead a weekly prayer service during school-wide assembly. The aim is to work with students to “Find God in all things,” through conversation, discernment, prayer, and the Examen.
In addition, daily reflections at morning assembly encourage 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 of a Jesuit Education”.
Throughout the year, students volunteer throughout the Hunts Point community. Service projects include hosting an Easter “Eggstravaganza” for over 200 La Peninsula pre-schoolers, preparing and serving meals at a local shelter, sorting and packaging supplies at World Vision, and picking up trash around the neighborhood.
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: Developing an understanding of scripture and learning to connect faith with the Gospel call to love others; learning the importance of both personal and communal 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.”