Central to each student’s experience is spiritual formation. We offer a wide array of opportunities for students to engage in their faith – including daily prayer and religion classes, weekly liturgy, retreats, and student driven social justice service opportunities. Ultimately, these experiences help our students develop a love for God and an appreciation for others.
St. Gertrude the Great recognizes itself as a Salesian center for family, education and recreation which is characterized by a method based upon familiarity, affection and trust. St. John Bosco wrote, “Without familiarity, there is no love expressed, and without love expressed there is no trust.” As a result, a special bond of mutual respect and love is nurtured between student and educator.
Schoolwide Learning Expectations (SLE)
A St. Gertrude the Great Student embodies the meaning of CHURCH by celebrating Mass, each other, and the gift of life.
A St. Gertrude the Great Student demonstrates the meaning of SCHOOL by studying as the Disciples of Christ and engaging in academic curiosity.
A St. Gertrude the Great Student lives the meaning of HOME by serving the community as an Apostle and promoting the sanctity of family life.
A St. Gertrude the Great Student exemplifies the meaning of PLAYGROUND by respecting the rights of others, the dignity of self, and the stewardship of the environment.