At All Saints Academy, character is formed by the teaching of faith and the practice of virtue which is the Catholic way of life. Putting God first is the right order of relationships and the way a child is trained to become other-centered and service-oriented.
- By participating in prayer throughout the school day a child practices ongoing conversation with and openness to God. He learns that meaningful conversations with others requires honest talk and attentive listening.
- By attending Mass at school, the child practices fidelity in his relationship with God which matures to the worthy virtue of loyalty in his relationships with others.
- By seeking the sacrament of Reconciliation when it is available at school, the child practices accountability for his actions before God and learns to accept responsibility for his actions in relationships with others.
- By celebrating holy seasons and feast days the child forms a joyful and hopeful response to the trials of life because of God’s unbounding mercy and love.
The Christian understanding is that leadership is, in fact, service to others. A child trained in the virtues of openness, honesty, loyalty, accountability, gratitude, joy, hope and most importantly love, is ready to serve and mold his community for the good.
- Griffin Guardians – Older students mentor younger students by modeling excellent behavior in Chapel, during Mass, and at school events.
- Liturgical Ministry – Students serve as Altar Servers, Lectors (reading Scripture), and Sacristans (preparing the articles of the Mass) at school Masses.
- Care of Environment – Students are given responsibility for their classroom with daily cleaning and beautification tasks.
“Over all these virtues, put on love, which binds the rest together and makes them perfect.” Col.3:14