Forming Men & Women for Others
Cristo Rey Jesuit’s “Graduate at Graduation” statement identifies the fundamental values and characteristics that our students are working toward during their high school years. There are five characteristics shared by all Jesuit High Schools that guide students towards the overarching mission of becoming “Men and Women for Others.” Cristo Rey Jesuit has an additional characteristic to reflect the unique nature of our Corporate Work-Study model.
The graduate of Cristo Rey Jesuit embodies six characteristics:
Open to Growth
A Cristo Rey Jesuit student at the time of graduation has matured as a person to a level that reflects some intentional responsibility for one’s own growth. Our graduates strive for success with the awareness that failure is an important part of learning and maturity.
The Cristo Rey Jesuit graduate at the time of graduation believes that he or she is truly loved by God and that love for God, or for another person, requires us to give without asking anything in return.
Committed to Justice
The Cristo Rey Jesuit graduate is keenly aware of injustice and prejudice, and gives of himself or herself in service to others because he or she believes in the dignity and equality of all people. The graduate understands that some of life’s most worthwhile endeavors are neither easy nor comfortable.
The Cristo Rey Jesuit graduate is a lifelong learner who savors the rich opportunities that the world provides and who truly owns his or her education by helping others to learn.
The Cristo Rey Jesuit graduate has a sincere and deep sense of God’s presence and love in his or her life, maintains a deep understanding of the Church’s teaching, and relies on these for strong moral and ethical judgments. This characteristic also applies to the non-Catholic graduate of Cristo Rey Jesuit
As a future leader in the workplace, the Cristo Rey Jesuit graduate recognizes the dignity of work, its integral connection to justice, and the choices he or she has to create a better society.