Fostering a Catholic Ignatian Community
The Catholic faith, the Jesuit roots, the Ignatian charism and the place of Fordham Prep in the work of the Society of Jesus give our school its history, its values and its mission. It is vital that we ensure our Catholic Ignatian identity is understood by succeeding cohorts of stakeholders and that the mission is embraced as the blessed collaborative responsibility of all constituents.
❖ Enhance our appreciation and understanding of our identity and mission through an annual reflection on the Prep’s mission statement, goals and objectives by trustees, faculty, and staff, parents, students and alumni.
❖ Expand programs to form faculty and staff (including coaches and moderators who are not full-time employees) in the Catholic Ignatian mission and identity of Fordham Prep.
❖ Ensure the vibrancy of the Catholic sacramental life of the Prep.
❖ Expand opportunities for trustees, parents and alumni to engage Fordham Prep’s mission of faith and service, especially opportunities to experience Ignatian spirituality.
❖ In collaboration with the Jesuit Schools Network (JSN) and the Provincial Assistant for Secondary Education (PASE), continue to identify and develop Ignatian lay leaders from within the Prep.
❖ Develop an Alumni Service Corps to allow alumni to serve as teachers, coaches and moderators on a short term basis.
❖ Develop a system to annually review faith and service programs for students and adults to ensure that they are adequately supported, mission-driven and transformational.
Fordham Prep’s strategic priorities focus on 6 key areas: