The heart of Presentation High School lies in the Catholic faith, rooted in the tradition of the Sisters of the Presentation and inspired by its foundress, Venerable Nano Nagle.
This tradition is nurtured by Campus Ministry, a program that provides young women with opportunities to explore and grow in their faith and to become self-confident leaders who use their gifts to serve others. Campus Ministry supports the Presentation High School community in living the Gospels as well as fostering a lifelong commitment to service and a true respect for the inherent worth of every human being. Class level retreats, school liturgies and lunchtime prayer services create a community of faith in which the Christian message is integrated with the experience of community, worship and social concern. These activities are open to students of all faith traditions.
Each year, Presentation High School chooses a school and liturgical theme that is intentionally integrated into all aspects of student life--liturgies, retreats, assemblies, classroom and co-curricular activities. This year's theme is We are the Light--which celebrates our rich tradition as a school founded by the Sisters of the Presentation, and the values and inspiration of its foundress, Nano Nagle. Nano Nagle, known as "The Lady with the Lantern," fought injustice and the systems that kept the poor from being treated with dignity and respect. In the Gospels, Jesus also compels us to "...let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in Heaven" (Matthew 5:16). Today, it may be easy to give in to the darkness that we see in the world--however, it is our duty to be the light to others--to use our gifts, talents and education and be a beacon of light and hope to others.
- In the fullest personal development of our young women, including relationship to self, others, and God.
- In creating a community of faith in which the Christian message, the experience of community, worship, and social concern are integrated.
- In each Christian's responsibility to use her gifts for the good of the community and to minister as Jesus did.
- That we are all called to be People of God and that our "yes" to God is a response evidenced in prayer, ritual, dialogue, and how we live our daily lives.
We Strive to...
- Provide meaningful experiences of God and the community, which empower students to ask questions, understand and embrace their faith.
- Recognize the gifts and talents of the adolescent and empower her to exercise those talents in ministry and service.
- Explore the partnership shared with family by soliciting their support and involvement.
- Be a resource to students, staff, and families by providing spiritual direction, information, texts, and/or contacts that may promote further growth in one's Christian journey.
- Present an image of Church that is global, reaching beyond our school community.