Greetings Seneca Nation,
As I prepared to write this month’s memo I was moved by a recent thought of my own personal faith journey. As I have said many times, there is no school that is perfect or has all of the answers to our youths’ challenges that they face, but I am able to confidently state that Calvert is definitely a catholic school that is different by design.
I learned long ago that it takes a village to support the growth of each of us. As I reflect on this concept, I am thankful that my parents made the decision many years ago to send me and my siblings to St. Mary’s and then Calvert High School. While I was enrolled as a student at Calvert, I honestly did not realize the profound impact it would have on my future. I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to attend a school that instilled values on a daily basis that aligned with those values instilled by my parents.
In recent reflection, I see catholic education as the practice that helps form future discipline and habits that are important for spiritual growth. As an athlete, you practice your individual craft daily to be the best version you can be. This same approach should be followed for each of us on our faith journeys. Practice leads to positive habits that become part of who we are. While there are many times I get “off track” I recognize what Calvert offers, and that is not something I can put into writing, it is something you have to experience yourself. That is what makes Calvert different by design.
I thank all of the wonderful faculty and staff who make catholic education accessible. Calvert is thankful for our community, alumni, and friends who generously support us so graciously through time, talent, and treasure. We welcome you to visit Calvert and learn more about how we are part of the “village” trying each day to be a little better.
God Bless and Go Blue!
Dr. Jeremy Marinis
Head of School
Calvert Catholic Schools