At Presentation High School, students are encouraged to become women of faith. Campus Ministry, Community Involvement, and the Religious Studies department all strive to instill in these young women the spirituality of Nano Nagle and her motto, “Not words, but deeds.”
Our inspiration stems from Catholic social teaching, which emphasizes the dignity of every human person and the recognition of being created in the image of God. It is our responsibility as a Catholic school to inspire the faculty, staff and students to grow in God’s likeness.
In approaching this mission, we recognize different faith traditions and encourage dialogue to better understand how our individual image of God can contribute to our common purpose of serving the poor and the outcast. The Religious Studies curriculum is an essential component of this, focusing on fundamental Catholic beliefs and Scripture. Students are also required to take Ethics to develop individual decision-making, and Social Justice to encourage a sense of social responsibility.
In every aspect of their lives at Presentation, it is our challenge to not only help our students decide what they will become after high school, but who they will become. This would not be possible without the guiding lantern of our foundress, Nano Nagle, and from the distinct person of Christ, who both challenges and encourages us to see the face of God in every individual we encounter.