In 1993, Father General Peter Hans Kolvenbach’s commenting on the publication of the document Ignatian Pedagogy: A Practical Approach ratified Arrupe’s formulation of Men and Women For and With Others and expanded its meaning stating that “our goal as educators [is] to form men and women of competence, conscience, and compassionate commitment.”

These four Cs have also inspired the renewal of Jesuit education in the last two decades. Many of our schools have used the four Cs as a way to explain our vision of educating the whole person. The four Cs capture the true meaning of excellence as explained by Fr. Kolvenbach: “maximum development of the gifts and capacities with which each person is endowed… for the deployment of [them] in the best possible service of others.”

We have chosen to use the following means to express our interpretation of these 4C’s. We strive each day to form our students with these characteristics in mind: