Mission Statement

for Schools Sponsored by the Moreau Province

The Congregation of Holy Cross has established schools, as a continuation of the legacy of the Venerable Basil Anthony Moreau, to cultivate minds and hearts and to serve the needs of the Church and the world. Educational institutions sponsored by the Moreau Province of Brothers of the Congregation of Holy Cross are entrusted with the stewardship of the vision of Father Moreau. These institutions, in conjunction with their boards and faculties, demonstrate a concern for those in need and place all of their resources at the disposal of their students, parents, guardians and members of the wider community.

As effective educators, we assist those to whom we minister to view all reality through the eyes of faith. Holy Cross schools offer educational programs which foster the gifts of those with whom and for whom we work. In our schools, we teach the Catholic faith, we encourage the pursuit of academic excellence, and we nurture a commitment to integral growth by focusing on Christian values and the intellectual, creative, social and physical development of our students. We encourage those whom we serve to challenge prejudice as well as unjust networks of power and privilege.
Holy Cross sponsored schools exist to promote the legacy and vision of Father Moreau by developing leaders among the People of God for the good of the Church and society.

Philosophy

of Notre Dame High School

Notre Dame High School is a Catholic independent secondary school admitting students of any race, nationality or religion to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally made available at the School. Its primary purpose is to assist the parents and guardians of its students in the education of their sons by providing a college preparatory curriculum. Notre Dame is founded upon the Catholic philosophy in the Holy Cross tradition which offers the student a greater appreciation of his personal worth and dignity as a creature of a loving God and of the equality of all human life. A Notre Dame education offers a holistic approach which develops integrity, independence, leadership, and values. Notre Dame High School further fosters an environment where students, administration, faculty, and parents or guardians work together toward faith development, moral self-discipline, and academic excellence.