Faculty and staff are well-versed in the realities of raising boys today. For our community, this is not an “of the moment” topic. It is core to who we are, in keeping with our school values, and has been for over 60 years.
Character development is part of choir rehearsal, athletics, community service settings, and is practiced throughout the halls we walk each day. We actively seek opportunities to reflect on and encourage dialogue about becoming a young man of integrity. By the time our boys leave Cathedral, they have a true understanding of how to be strong, just, kind people.
When teachers leverage the teachable moment not only to make the lesson stick, but also to intentionally integrate valuable life lessons into the conversation, boys succeed academically and as humans. Character education is a requirement at Cathedral, and it’s part of everything we do: modeled, discussed, and encouraged in every thought, word, and deed.