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Profile of a Delbarton Graduate

PROFILE OF A DELBARTON GRADUATE

In keeping with the aim of educating the whole person, in mind, body and spirit, though still in the process of developing, a Delbarton graduate exemplifies the following attributes and characteristics:

THE DELBARTON GRADUATE:

  • Is a man of faith who lives in relationship with God;
  • Recognizes the Divine Image in everyone;
  • Is loving and open in his relationships with others;
  • Is comfortable with a sense of sacred mystery and the limitations of human knowledge;
  • Is well acquainted with the Scriptures, doctrine, ethics and history of the Roman Catholic Church;
  • Appreciates and is shaped by the tradition of Benedictine spirituality;
  • Is respectful of the religious beliefs of others.

THE DELBARTON GRADUATE:

  • Has respect for the physical environment and acts as a responsible steward;
  • Values and displays good sportsmanship, self-sacrifice, fair play and teamwork;
  • Shows self-discipline and emotional maturity in learning to make decisions in competitive and pressure situations;
  • Values healthy physical activity and exercises respect for his body;
  • Is able to use his physical gifts and talents to honor God.

THE DELBARTON GRADUATE:

  • Has established a lifelong love of learning;
  • Possesses a spirit of creativity and innovation;
  • Exhibits independence and originality of thought;
  • Has the ability to speak articulately and to write precisely and cogently;
  • Has an understanding and critical appreciation of the ways in which knowledge is gained through experimental and quantitative methods of analysis;
  • Has skills in at least one language, and sensitivity toward cultures, other than his own;
  • Has a critical understanding of the historical forces that shape the world and the nation;
  • Has an informed appreciation of a variety of literary, artistic, and musical modes of expression as well as the canons of criticism appropriate to each;
  • Has the ability to reason logically;
  • Possesses skills in mathematics and is able to apply them;
  • Has the language and skills necessary to use modern technology and is aware of the impact of technology upon the modern world;
  • Has an appreciation for concepts and ideas common to different disciplines;
  • Can adapt to changing circumstances in his environment.

THE DELBARTON GRADUATE:

  • Lives with a sense of purpose;
  • Is welcoming, gracious and kind to others;
  • Evidences responsibility in moral decision-making;
  • Is an engaged and active member of his society who contributes to the well-being of his community;
  • Is a good citizen who understands his rights and responsibilities;
  • Demonstrates empathy and compassion toward others;
  • Possesses a sense of global awareness;
  • Values the dignity of others and embraces diversity within the human community;
  • Is committed to a diligent work ethic;
  • Is conscientious, dependable and perseverant;
  • Understands, in humility, his own mistakes;
  • Demonstrates resilience and handles adversity with grace;
  • Continues to develop a strong sense of personal identity, confidence and self understanding;
  • Has the capacity to lead and mentor others;
  • Values the importance of interpersonal relationships;
  • Displays a spirit of openness, collaboration and mutual understanding;
  • Acts with honor and integrity.