Our Mission is Essential

Our plan to open school in August reflects the input of our faculty, our parents and healthcare experts. With a shared desire for the health and well being of our community, several protocols will be in place. While school may look different, our goal of providing our students with an academically rigorous, Catholic education in the Jesuit tradition remains unchanged.

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Etymology Word of the Week

Director of Admissions Pat O'Rourke '90, a self-proclaimed "word nerd," brings you his Etymology Word of the Week. Every other week he presents an online Etymology lesson just for fun!
Tradition - "A practice or belief handed down from generation to generation.” From the Latin verb trado, tradere meaning “to hand down or hand over; to surrender,” which itself is a combination of the Latin preposition trans meaning “across, over” and the verb do, dare meaning “to give.”  (All information is from www.wikipedia.org, www.etymonline.com and/or www.dictionary.com).

RELATED WORDS/PHRASES – extradite, traitor, treason

Sample sentence – “In many families, it’s a Christmas tradition to go out to the country, cut down a pine tree, and bring it home and decorate it with tinsel and ornaments .”

GUESS THE APHORISM:  What’s good for the goose... (scroll for the answer)

A: ...is good for the gander.