Cantwell-Sacred Heart of Mary High SchoolCollege Preparatory

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Philosophy & History

The name of the school, Cantwell-Sacred Heart of Mary, represents two very distinguished educational traditions long associated with the San Gabriel Valley.

Cantwell High School was established in 1946 by Reverend John J. Cantwell, Archbishop of Los Angeles. With great respect for their teaching ability, the Archbishop enlisted the Christian Brothers of Ireland to staff the school. It was through their hard work that Cantwell produced the quality education and exceptional young men for which the school is known.

Sacred Heart of Mary High School for young women was founded in 1942 by the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary, an international apostolic institute of religious women. With a tremendous spirit of faith and zeal, this religious congregation established the school as an expression of their mission to make God known and loved.

In July, 1991 these two institutions came together to form Cantwell-Sacred Heart of Mary High School also known as CSHM.

 

OUR PHILOSOPHY

Cantwell-Sacred Heart of Mary, a College Preparatory School owned and operated by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, provides an educational environment which promotes Gospel values, celebrates diversity, develops self-worth and respect for others, encourages personal responsibility, and challenges students to share their gifts in building a just and peaceful society.

Every aspect of the school program is based on the foundation of To Teach As Jesus Did, bringing Christ and His message into the educational experience, collaborating with parents as the primary educators to develop “young men and women of character.”

The school provides an atmosphere of learning which develops an awareness of self-worth, respect and responsibility toward others, thereby fostering an appreciation of cultural and ethnic diversity. All students are challenged to utilize their unique gifts to promote the common good and the glory of God.

Cantwell-Sacred Heart of Mary High School offers curricular and co-curricular activities providing all students with opportunities to pursue their interests in a supportive learning environment. The curriculum prepares students to accept future educational and career challenges. The co-curricular program encourages students to develop mental and physical skills, a healthy competitive spirit, teamwork, and self-discipline.

Cantwell-Sacred Heart of Mary High School practices its philosophy in the realm of the acclaimed school's Integral Student Outcomes (ISO's, outlined below.)

 

INTEGRAL STUDENT OUTCOMES (ISO'S)

Cantwell-Sacred Heart of Mary graduates are young women and men of...

CATHOLIC CHARACTER AND CHRISTIAN VALUES WHO
Practice the teachings and tenets of the Catholic faith
Embrace the dignity of life by accepting others with love, respect, and mercy
 
SOCIAL JUSTICE AWARENESS WHO
Commit to a relationship with God and empathy for others through a life of service
Celebrate personal heritage, respect cultural diversity, and recognize the value of collaboration
 
HARMONIOUS HEALTHY LIVING WHO
Live a healthy lifestyle that nurtures the mind, body, and soul
Maintain stewardship of the environment
 
MULTIPLE ACADEMIC SKILLS WHO
Affect intellectual curiosity, creativity, critical thinking, problem solving, and academic integrity
Communicate effectively, develop proficiency in research, organization, technology, and the arts.
 
 
MISSION STATEMENT
 
 
Cantwell-Sacred Heart of Mary High School, a Catholic college preparatory high school owned and operated by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and inspired by the educational and spiritual traditions of the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary, is committed to the highest quality of Catholic education and provides a nurturing, Catholic educational environment
which
...inspires student to know and to celebrate God's love and to make that love known to others;
        ...celebrates global and individual diversity;
            ...calls forth the best in each student;
                ...develops responsibility, accountability, self-worth respect for others; and
                        peaceful society so that all may have life.