Monday, June 18, 2012
Schools in the Marianist tradition strive to practice the virtues of Jesus and Mary so that they might educate as would Jesus and Mary. In the words of Blessed William Joseph Chaminade, "We teach in order to educate."
Teaching develops skill and transferred knowledge. Marianist education cultivates habits of mind, heart and spirit — all informed, animated, and permeated by the Christian spirit. Member schools find their anchor in the Characteristics of Marianist Education. These characteristics aim to:
Educate for formation in faith;
Provide an integral, quality education;
Educate in family spirit;
Educate for service, justice, and peace;
Educate for adaptation and change.