Verbum Dei High School will be the Jesuit Catholic college prep/corporate work experience school that is most successful at preparing young men of color to graduate from college and lead Spirit-filled lives of purpose and meaning.
Verbum Dei is a Jesuit Catholic, Cristo Rey high school that offers young men from supportive families of limited resources a college prep curriculum, corporate work experience, and faith formation that prepare them to graduate from college as men-with-and-for-others who serve their communities and pursue a more just and humane world for all.
Jesuit education that is rooted in the Gospel and inspired by the example of Jesus to promote the full, integral development of students—physical, moral, intellectual, spiritual-- so that they embrace challenges, are intellectually motivated, religious, loving, and committed to justice.
Cooperation as the hallmark of a community where each person receives the attention, encouragement and support to succeed academically, personally and professionally; and where the common good takes precedence over the interests of any individual or group.
Excellence of effort from students, faculty and staff in the classroom, on the job and in co-curricular activities.
Generosity of spirit and self-sacrifice that reflects Jesus’ teaching that “...anything you did for one of my brothers or sisters, however humble, you did for me.”
Inclusive community of students, parents, faculty, staff, board, donors, alumni, and corporate sponsors that welcomes diverse persons, perspectives, and experiences and respects the God-given dignity of every human being.
Integrity evidenced by truthfulness, decency and consideration for others consistently reflected in work, study, activities, and life decisions.
Resilience in the face of adversity and challenges.