STATEMENT OF MISSION & PHILOSOPHY
Cardinal Newman is a Catholic, college preparatory high school. Our mission is to educate our students in the wholeness of mind, body, and spirit through the teachings of Jesus Christ as proclaimed by the Catholic Church. Our students learn to apply leadership skills and talents in service to others. We challenge each student to work to his or her highest potential in the lifelong pursuit of learning and excellence.
The Cardinal Newman High School community has committed itself to the principles of Catholic education and academic excellence, as envisioned by our namesake, the Blessed John Henry Newman. Embracing the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the teachings of the Catholic Church, the faculty and staff strive to realize an authentic Christian community, which gives witness to the students and parents alike. Our community, founded upon Gospel values, exists to serve the families of the Diocese of Santa Rosa. At Cardinal Newman we respect the family as the primary agent for the spiritual, moral, intellectual, physical and social development of the student. We seek to assist and to supplement the family in this vital task. The Cardinal Newman community recognizes that excellence in education can best be achieved, and future leaders nurtured, within a living tradition rooted in the Love and Truth of Christ. We encourage students not only to develop and enhance their creative and critical thinking abilities, but also to cultivate Christian virtue and an appropriate sense of social responsibility. An essential educational goal of the Cardinal Newman community is to raise young men and women capable of constructively participating in the life of our society.
The Cardinal Newman community cultivates Christian virtue through the study of Scripture, amplified by the teachings of the Catholic Church and service. Thus, ours is a lived faith guided by Jesus Christ to give witness through lived experiences---prayer, liturgical celebrations, retreats and community service. These experiences nurture dignity and respect for religious and cultural diversity.
Cardinal Newman offers a college preparatory curriculum with the purpose of educating students to become people of values as well as scholars. Our focus on outstanding achievement ensures that our students become knowledgeable and skillful in areas of moral and ethical decision-making, critical thinking, accountability, technology and adaptability. Our co-curricular programs enhance the academic and spiritual dimensions of our school by providing influential activities that foster community, leadership, creativity and sportsmanship.