Continuing the Jesuit Tradition
Education in the Jesuit tradition has remained committed to expansive and critical thinking, to competent and compassionate ethical concern, to creative and artistic expression, and to excellence. The Jesuits, renowned for intellectual accomplishments spanning many centuries, have long believed that academic achievement grounded in religious faith, the dignity of the human person, and the need to educate and care for the entire person is the key to forming well-rounded individuals.
Brebeuf, steeped in the Jesuit tradition will continue to uphold these very high standards, informed by the spirituality and mission of St. Ignatius of Loyola to move and grow in new directions, challenging complacency and the status quo, to enhance our school, community, and world.
Elevating Academic Excellence
In the tradition of Jesuit education, Brebeuf Jesuit offers an outstanding academic program and a unique environment for learning that challenges each student to reach his or her highest academic potential. Students will be exhorted to embrace this call to excellence as a way to honor their God-given gifts and talents and prepare themselves for lives of service as men and women for others.
Because an excellent faculty and staff are key to this effort, Brebeuf Jesuit will ensure that it has the structures in place that allow attracting, developing and retaining excellent teachers, counselors, and other staff. Brebeuf Jesuit will continue to develop and prioritize programming efforts for student health and wellness, a diverse and inclusive school culture, and opportunities for global learning.
Strengthening Institutional Vitality and Sustainability
In an effort to keep Brebeuf Jesuit at the forefront of private high school opportunities in central Indiana, we will ensure financial stability through ongoing financial performance and cost management, growing the endowment and evaluating opportunities to increase capital to support the strategic priorities of the School.
A well-crafted comprehensive marketing plan will feature the school’s unique programming and mission-delivery systems; develop approaches to establishing clear evidence of the Jesuit difference-makers. This plan will strengthen the school’s position in the market place and ensure consistent, mission-focused messaging.
A deeper culture of philanthropy is needed to prepare Brebeuf for the future. Tuition alone cannot sustain the School for the next 55 years and beyond. Increasing financial support from members of the Brebeuf community will be essential to making programs, facilities, scholarships, and opportunities available to future generations of students.
Enhancing Diversity and Global Connectivity
Brebeuf Jesuit will expand, improve and continue to cultivate a faculty, staff, and student body that embrace diversity and seeks opportunities for global connectivity. These efforts will affect the learning environment where interaction occurs across racial, ethnic, socio-economic, religious, international and cultural lines. Expanding opportunities for engagement with the richness of diversity in the classroom and other areas of school life supports Brebeuf’s efforts to produce graduates who are competent, compassionate leaders of a better world.
Global opportunities for learning expand beyond the classroom with educational travel and service immersion trips. Brebeuf Jesuit is committed to the Ignatian pedagogical paradigm of experience, reflection, and action as a model of personal growth and commitment to a world larger than we are.