Jesuit education is inspired by a vision of people drawn from the life and teachings of Jesus Christ, who has always been respected and admired for the last 2000 years. It is also based on the principles of character formation elaborated by the founder of the Society of Jesus. This vision and these principles give Jesuit educational institutions a specific character and set before their staff, students and parents high ideals of humanism and service towards which they are invited continually to strive.
Our objective is to promote the total development of the person so as to be fully human, fully Nepali, and truly modern. This means the students are open and committed both to the Divine Spirit and their fellow human beings. They must show this by being actively concerned about national development.
A. SOCIAL: To produce “people for others”
- Admit students from all backgrounds.
- Recruit and train staff members who can work within our vision.
- Encourage students to learn to serve.
- Teach justice issues in all courses.
- Encourage students to dream about making a difference to society.
- Confront prejudices.
- Appreciate varied cultures.
- Understand issues concerning gender, human rights, communalism and ecology.
- Cultivate cooperation.
B. SPIRITUAL: To produce people who are both free and responsible.
- Develop religious convictions while respecting others’ positions.
- Free students from social conditioning so that they can make free choices.
- Nurture a culture rooted in forgiveness.
- Encourage formation in each student’s religion.
- Teach students to look for the better way (God’s way) when making decision.
- Teach about other religions while encouraging students to be rooted in their own religion.
- Teach honesty.
C. INTELLECTUAL: Sound formation based on Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm (IPP), developing the students’ imaginative, affective and creative dimensions. (Context, Experience, Reflection, Action)
- Develop creative activities.
- Teach students to think reflectively, logically and critically.
- Foster cooperative learning.
- Encourage personal research.
- Encourage the expression of ideas and opinions, and listening to others’ views.
- Teach students to critique the mass media.
- Teach students to handle stress well.
D. PERSONAL: All round development of the student.
- Develop a positive self-image in the student.
- Participate in co-curricular activities.
- Encourage sports with a spirit of cooperation.
- Encourage students to develop their personal skills.
- Provide personal growth exercises: PDW, value Education, clubs, scouts and other activities.
- Provide opportunities to make decisions.
- Encourage student interaction, especially with students from other schools.
A CLIMATE THAT TRANSFORMS: Learning and Nurturing Climate.
A. Learning Climate:
- All (staff, students and parents) from a community of learners.
- Learning leads to growth and development.
- Teachers keep updating themselves.
- Students learn beyond the classroom and textbook
- The principal and those in the administration continue to learn.
- The student learns to personally pursue studies further.
- Teaching is adapted to students of varied abilities.
B. Nurturing Climate:
- The community builds on the varied strengths of its members.
- The environment is encouraging.
- Cutthroat competition is opposed.
- Awards are given for good initiatives.
- A relaxed and friendly atmosphere is maintained.
- New initiatives are encouraged.
- Suggestions are taken seriously.
- All are challenged to rise to their full potential.
INDICATORS OF JESUIT EXCELLENCE: Men and Women for Others:
- All are encouraged to excel, especially in their areas of competence.
- Teamwork rather than competition is fostered.
- Alumni contribute to society.
- Students are competent in more than just academics.
- Students discover meaning in life.
- Students can cross cultural and religious barriers.
- Support is given to all students.
- Best possible teaching and learning techniques are practiced.
The Jesuit school thus aims at making its own contribution towards a radical transformation of present day social conditions, so that the principles of social justice, equality of opportunity, genuine freedom and respect for religious and moral values enshrined in the Constitution of Nepal may prevail and the possibility of living a fully human existence may be open before all.