“Men and women for others”Fr. Pedro Arrupe, S.J

Our emerging priorities for Secondary and Pre-secondary Education are

Networking:

1

we must realize our potential as a global network of schools; to collaborate not only locally, but also regionally and globally to best serve our mission, and all those who our schools serve.

Quality education for the poor and marginalized:

2

we want to continue offering quality education to the poorest and marginalized in the challenging contexts of our time. The Society actively participates in new models such as: Fe y Alegría in Latin America, Africa and Europe; Cristo Rey schools and Nativity schools in North America; and JRS Education in many refugee camps through the world.

Identity and inclusiveness:

3

to really offer Jesuit education our schools must be rooted in the Ignatian pedagogical and spiritual traditions. However, we understand this tradition as welcoming and celebrating the broad diversity of the people we serve in our schools.

Reconciliation:

4

we invite our communities to actively engage in the Jesuit mission of reconciliation with God, humanity and creation. We aim to offer a transformative experience that can heal our wounded world and bring justice and peace to our societies.

Renewal and innovation:

5

our Tradition calls us to constantly discern the new signs of the times and respond creatively to them through the constant renewal and innovation of the pedagogical and educational models we use.

Transformative spiritual formation:

6

Jesuit education is rooted in the Spiritual experience that transformed Ignatius of Loyola. We are convinced that this experience offers powerful insights relevant to the deepest longings of the human heart. We want to share this gift with our communities.

Global citizenship:

7

by committing to forming students who think and act both locally and globally, we want to emphasize and prepare students for the new challenges and opportunities that await them in our common world.

Human Excellence:

8

we must embrace our strong tradition of academic excellence in the context of the human excellence that guides our effort. We aim to form men and women of conscience, compassion, competence and commitment. In short, we aim to form men and women for others and with others.