Mission Statement and Graduation Learning Outcomes

Inspired by the Gospel of Jesus Christ and empowered by a faith that is living, conscious and active, Junípero Serra is a Catholic college preparatory dedicated to the holistic formation of our students. Our community supports students in their journey towards becoming men of faith, wisdom, service, community and leadership. We seek to develop the gifts and talents of each student in an environment of excellence and mutual respect.

Guided by our mission and emboldened by the belief that every student is created in the image and likeness of God, the Junípero Serra community is committed to develop men who embrace:

Faith

Students are called to reflect on their relationship with God and demonstrate growth in personal spirituality, by:

  • Making healthy, moral, and ethical choices based on Gospel values
  • Understanding the Catholic faith and the role of the Church in the world
  • Recognizing the relationship between mind, body and spirit
  • Identifying and using their gifts for service to the world

Wisdom

Students are challenged to rigorous academic study in the pursuit of truth, by:

  • Developing critical thinking as a habit of mind
  • Exhibiting innovation, creativity and an appreciation of the arts
  • Communicating effectively through listening, speaking and writing
  • Using technology to enhance learning, productivity and creativity
  • Demonstrating core knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in college and become lifelong learners

Service

Students are called to use the wisdom of the Gospel to evaluate the values of contemporary culture and promote social justice, by:

  • Advocating for human dignity and a respect for life
  • Serving family, school and the larger community
  • Demonstrating care for the environment as stewards of God's creation
  • Identifying with those suffering from injustice and working towards change

Community

Students are welcomed into the community of Serra that promotes a spirit of brotherhood, collaboration and integrity in human relationships, by:

  • Reflecting on life lessons through participation in the total Serra program, including academics, athletics, the arts, campus ministry and co-curricular activities
  • Demonstrating interpersonal skills for healthy social relationships
  • Resolving conflict through effective social skills
  • Recognizing our common humanity in the traditions, cultures and people of the world

Leadership

Students are called to model courageous leadership based on Jesus' example of service, by:

  • Embracing an openness to change and a willingness to take risks
  • Demonstrating effective decision making and problem-solving
  • Using emotional and social skills to collaborate and build teamwork
  • Taking responsibility for their own actions and the welfare of others