St. Ignatius envisioned the world as a place where Christ loved and served—and, therefore, as a place of grace, a place of being able to give life to others. SLUH embraces a global education model that illuminates the vision of Ignatius. Not just because a globally conscious education is vital to succeed in a world distinguished by interdependence, diversity and rapid change. But because it provides the knowledge and understanding of culture, language, geography and global perspectives needed to carry out our mission of building Christ's kingdom.
Each summer Jr. Bills participate in Urban Challenge, a service-learning, immersion experience rooted in the Catholic faith tradition, in Camden, NJ. In addition to visiting and serving at several work sites, they pray and reflect with students from other Catholic schools nationwide. Urban Challenge is just one of several opportunities for students to carry out the Jesuit mission of service to those most in need.
"Our students return from exchanges with not just a great fluency in their language of study, but also a true appreciation for and ability to see another culture's view of the world."
- Rob Chura
Russian teacher who leads the student trip to Russia each year