Mission and Values
We strive to build a community based on our values, focused on our mission, and preserving our vision.
Cretin-Derham Hall is a Catholic co-educational high school, co-sponsored by the Brothers of the Christian Schools and the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, committed to Christian values and academic excellence in grades nine through twelve. We will educate young men and women of diverse abilities, cultures, and socioeconomic backgrounds for opportunities in post-secondary education.
Our values guide our daily actions and focus our efforts in creating ethical students who are prepared for the world.
CATHOLIC – A conscious focus on Judeo/Christian traditions and Gospel values and Catholic doctrine as understood, celebrated, and lived in the Catholic Church. Within a community of faith, we explore our relationship with God through worship, prayer, study, and service promoting the dignity of each individual to insure and care for the common good.
ACADEMIC – The process of imparting an identified curriculum for the purpose of preparing students for opportunities in post-secondary education.
LEADERSHIP – Provide an environment in which students learn about, develop, and exercise the skills necessary to positively affect their community.
COMMUNITY – A body of diverse and inter-related individuals who support, care, and respect each other and seek to demonstrate these values in society.
SERVICE – A commitment to ministry within the church, school, and community at large to develop a sense of stewardship.
DIVERSITY – A conscious focus on and a shared responsibility to understand and respect the differences in abilities, religions, cultures, and socioeconomic backgrounds of the school community and society.
EQUITY – A conscious focus on and a shared responsibility for the development of a gender fair environment.