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!
Confiscate - "To seize by or as if by authority OR to appropriate, by way of penalty, for public use.” From the Latin verb confiscare meaning “to deposit in a bank”, which itself comes from the Latin prefix con- or com- meaning “with, together” and the Latin noun fiscus meaning “wicker basket, money box, state treasury.” (All information is from www.wikipedia.org, www.etymonline.com and/or www.dictionary.com).


Sample sentence“The teacher confiscated the student’s iPhone when she saw him using it to text his friend answers to the test.”

GUESS THE APHORISM: He who hesitates... (scroll for answer)

A: Is lost.