A Catholic, college preparatory high school located in beautiful Sonoma County.



Class retreats are a special time for Cardinal Newman students to build community and reflect on their faith. Retreats are often cited by graduates as some of their favorite memories and most cherished experiences during their high school years. All CNHS students are encouraged and supported to attend their class retreat.


Freshman Retreat "Journey" - Monday, September 24, 2018

The Freshman Retreat takes place during the school day and centers on the theme of pilgrimage. This retreat helps the freshman student understand that high school experiences, and life itself, is a pilgrimage, a journey on which they experience the presence of God and the support of family and friends. The students walk to nearby Cloverleaf Ranch, games, activities and discussions all serve as opportunities to strengthen and grow friendship and strengthen the communal bond of the class.


Sophomore Retreat "Called"

The sophomore retreat is an overnight retreat. Students spend time getting to know each other at a deeper level, participate in a service project and take time for prayer and play. The boys and girls have separate dates:

Sophomore Boys - Monday, August 27 - Tuesday, August 28, 2018
St. Dorothy's Rest in Camp Meeker and downtown Santa Rosa in collaboration with our CBSL Department and Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santa Rosa.

Sophomore Girls - Monday, September 17 - Tuesday, September 18, 2018
The Bishop's Ranch in Healdsburg


Junior Retreat "Identity" - Spring Semester

Junior students are invited to attend one of the Junior Retreat dates, Jan. 27-28 OR Mar. 24 - 25, 2019.

The Junior Retreat is an overnight retreat taking place on a Sunday and Monday during the spring semester at CYO Camp in Occidental. Through a variety of activities and discussions students explore and share who they truly are - inside and out. Time spent praying and playing in the beauty of creation serves to strengthen the friendship and community of the class.

Permission Slip

Informational Letter

Retreats FAQ


Senior Retreat "Immerse" - Spring Semester

Senior students are invited to attend one of the Senior Retreat dates: Feb. 10-12 OR Apr. 7-9, 2019.

The Senior Retreat an overnight retreat taking place on a Monday and Tuesday during the spring semester at Westminster Woods in Occidental. "Immerse" is a call to the seniors to follow the example of Christ and fully-immerse themselves in each moment on the journey of life. Seniors are encouraged to reflect on the meaning and purpose of their lives and spend some time in self-discovery as well as community building. Volunteer teachers and faculty are wonderful guiding presences to the senior students.

Permission Slip

Informational Letter

Retreats FAQ