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Catholic ​Graduate Expectations

Distinctive expectations for graduates of Catholic schools are determined and shaped by the vision and destiny of the human person emerging from our faith tradition. This Christian anthropology, or worldview, reveals the dignity and value of the person. Our tradition tells us God creatively and lovingly calls each of us into the wonder of life, sustaining us by the power of the Holy Spirit, throughout the human journey, into life eternal. We acknowledge that the journey includes moments of brokenness and sin. We recognize in the person of Jesus, the risen Christ, the human face of God sharing our life in order to heal us of our brokenness and liberate us from sin.

This Christian vision of the human journey is best understood within the context of a relationship. It is accomplished in community, in solidarity with brothers and sisters in the church and beyond.

Catholic education views human life as an integration of body, mind and spirit. Rooted in this vision, Catholic education fosters the search for knowledge as a lifelong spiritual and academic quest. The expectations of Catholic graduates, therefore, are described not only in terms of knowledge and skills, but in terms of values, attitudes and actions.

The Graduate is expected to be:

  • discerning believer formed in the Catholic Faith community who celebrates the signs and sacred mystery of God’s presence through word, sacrament, prayer, forgiveness, reflection and moral living.
  • An effective communicator, who speaks, writes and listens honestly and sensitively, responding critically in light of gospel values.
  • reflective, creative and holistic thinker who solves problems and makes responsible decisions with an informed moral conscience for the common good.
  • self-directed, responsible, lifelong learner who develops and demonstrates their God-given potential.
  • collaborative contributor who finds meaning, dignity and vocation in work which respects the rights of all
  • and contributes to the common good.
  • caring family member who attends to family, school, parish, and the wider community.
  • responsible citizen who gives witness to Catholic social teaching by promoting peace, justice and the sacredness of human life.​


Our Catholic partners provide support, resources and services that help students; staff, schools and parents reach the potential as outlined in our Catholic Graduate Expectations. These expectations not only focus on knowledge and skills, but also on values, attitudes and actions.

Diocese of London: Founded in 1856, the Diocese of London and it's parishes cover most of Southwestern Ontario.

King's College University: King's emphasizes the value of each individual and the importance of social justice. Respect for the human person is behind our commitment to diversity, accessibility, social justice and to building the common good.

Brescia University: Brescia is Canada's only women's university. They were founded in 1919 by the Ursuline Sisters.

St. Peter's Seminary: St. Peter's Seminary is the Roman Catholic seminary of the Diocese of London. St. Peter's Seminary provides education, formation and residence facilities for candidates to the priesthood. 

Sisters of St. Joseph: The Sisters of St. Joseph center their lives on relationship. They care deeply about our relationship with God and, through this relationship, have been led to the awareness that all is in God and God is in all.​