Six Pillars

In conjunction with our Mission Statement, we have six belief statements based upon the six pillars of our foundation: Faith, Preparation, Community, Service, Spirit, and Leadership.  Again, these are not simply words; they are based on the values which guide all we do.

Faith: As a Roman Catholic High School, Bishop Hartley is committed to enriching our students with the fullness of our Catholic traditions through intellectual growth, personal and community prayer, the celebration of the sacraments of the Eucharist and Reconciliation, yearly retreats and service.

Preparation: We prepare our students for the future by teaching them to be critical thinkers, problem solvers and technologically literate individuals. Each year, 99 percent of our students go on to two- or four-year colleges. The Class of 2014, with 154 graduates, earned over $12.7 million in academic scholarships. Over the last five years, our graduating classes from Bishop Hartley High School have collectively earned more than $51.5 million to post-secondary educational institutions.

Community: Bishop Hartley honors the collaborative effort among family, church and school to foster a loving, safe and Christian environment for our students where they can learn, discover their gifts, and serve their community within the walls of Bishop Hartley as well as the world around them. Our enrollment is 700.  This is big enough to offer a wide variety of classes and be financially stable, yet small enough that we do not lose familiarity with students and families.

Service: The Gospel commands us to love our neighbor and at Bishop Hartley, our students put their beliefs into action, serving the lonely, hungry, homeless, sick and mentally ill. Every student must complete at least 25 hours of service each year. In addition, each House conducts a year-long service project the breath and depth of which is designed to have a true, measurable impact on improving the lives of others.

Spirit: Our school size allows more participation in activities. We boast an amazing 100 percent rate of student involvement. Every one of our students is involved in at least one extra-curricular activity through clubs, athletics, and/or service. In our environment, students discover the shared values that bind them together.

Leadership: Leadership is a key ingredient in the development of a student’s responsibility and awareness of the impact they can have as they become young adults. Through the classroom, the House System, sports, and clubs, students will gain valuable tools and assets that will help empower them to become better leaders and mentors.