The Salesians of St. John Bosco, building upon a century-long legacy of Catholic education in the United States, pledge and commit ourselves to educate the young and the poor in our midst. We believe that:
♦ As Salesian educators, we are called to bring into daily practice Don Bosco’s Preventive System - Reason, Religion, Loving Kindness and Active Presence - in all of our ministry activities.
♦ As Salesian educators, we are called to be teachers of the Catholic faith, fulfilling our Baptismal vocation by a daily living of Gospel values.
♦ As Salesian educators, we are called to collaborate with men and women in our educational mission to the young and poor, given to us by the legacy of Don Bosco.
♦ As Salesian educators, we affirm parents/guardians as primary educators of their children, while providing Christian educational programs that develop the young, in a family atmosphere of “welcome.”
♦ As Salesian educators, we are called to create a faith community that witnesses to each other and the world, preparing the young for life-long leadership and service in the Church and society.
♦ As Salesian educators, we foster a sense of the unique value of each young person, educating the whole child - spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, and physically - to a sense of moral, professional, and social responsibility.
♦ As Salesian educators, we work primarily for the young and the poor, enabling families to choose a Catholic education regardless of race, social, or economic background.
♦ As Salesian educators, we carry our mission
in academic and technical schools that educate to the faith;
in parishes and missions that contribute to the spread of the Gospel;
in oratories, our youth centers, that make real our pedagogical and catechetical expertise in the service of the young;
in retreat houses that provide for the Christian formation of groups, especially the young; and
in designated ministries that have, as their aim, the salvation and education of the young and the poor.