Religious Studies

Each year, students must successfully complete a Religious Studies course, a class service project, individual service hours and the required class retreat. Retreats are a day spent off-campus at various retreat centers in the Syracuse Area. Each retreat has a theme that is developed through activities at each retreat.

A student who has not successfully completed any religion course must attend a summer session for that course.

The theme for the course for each grade level is as follows: 

7th Grade The seven Sacraments
8th Grade Breaks down the Ten Commandments and students evaluate their consciences
9th Grade The books of the Old Testament
10th Grade The books of the New Testament
11th Grade The concept of Social Justice
12th Grade Christian Philosophy and World Religions