Greetings Seneca Nation,
As I write this month’s memo I am reminded of how blessed we are with diversification through educational opportunities. From elementary, high school, and post-secondary options, we are fortunate in Seneca County to have an abundance of choices in how we educate our children.
While sitting in mass this morning celebrating the Solemnity of All Saints with the entire Calvert community: students, faculty, staff, and many parents and grandparents, I was reminded why Calvert is different by design. Watching our kindergarteners parade through the church dressed as saints was a strong visual reminder that we are all called to be saints living a life of holiness. We focus on spirituality and help our community walk this journey through weekly masses, service requirements, and spending time within our curriculum focused on the spiritual development of each other, regardless of it an individual is Catholic.
The world today can be complex, confusing, and difficult to understand for many, including me at times. I believe it is critical to help our young learners navigate the complexities from a grounded faith-filled position. We are not perfect, we make mistakes and stumble along our journeys; however, we are blessed to have our faith to guide us through difficult situations.
I boldly say Calvert is different by design based on our robust academics. We achieve standardized test scores that outperform national averages. Visiting faculty members from local universities state what a pleasure it is to be part of Seneca Nation. Our students are different. Our priorities are different. Our goals are different. We are motivated to celebrate the uniqueness of our educational values and driven to continue to support the spiritual journey we are all on. We welcome each of you to join our journey, come and be a Seneca for a day or for a lifetime. Please contact Rachel Griffith, firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. God Bless and Go Blue!
Dr. Jeremy Marinis
Head of School
Calvert Catholic Schools