Catholic Graduate Expectations (CGE)

Expectations for graduates of Catholic schools extend beyond grades and academic achievement. Shaped by our faith, our expectations include values, attitudes, and actions. Catholic graduates are lifelong learners and people of value, character, and positive action.

The graduate is expected to be:

  • A 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
  • A reflective, creative, and holistic thinker who solves problems and makes responsible decisions with an informed moral conscience for the common good
  • A self-directed, responsible, lifelong learner who develops and demonstrates God-given potential
  • A collaborative contributor who finds meaning, dignity, and vocation in work that respects the rights of all and contributes to the common good
  • A caring family member who attends to family, school, parish, and the community
  • A responsible citizen who gives witness to Catholic social teaching by promoting peace, justice, and the sacredness of human life

As of means towards the development of a Catholic Graduate, the following are encouraged:

  • A significant consciousness, in both teachers and students, of their responsibility to express Christian faith through what they say and do;
  • Close cooperation between the home, the school and the parish community;
  • An atmosphere of mutual tolerance, trust and respect;
  • Positive discipline: a sense of order and student responsibility:
  • A spirit of social concern: locally, nationally, and internationally;
  • Strong student-teacher relationships;
  • Faculty involvement in all school affairs;
  • Common prayer experiences for staff and students, especially in the form of liturgical celebration;
  • Grade level retreats.

For additional information about Catholic Graduate Expectations, you can visit the Board website.