Grad at Grad

Upon graduation, a Kapaun Mt. Carmel student will be:

Open to Growth

The Kapaun Mt. Carmel graduate takes intentional responsibility for his or her own growth. The graduate strives to grow in the realization and use of his or her talents. The graduate shows promise in the understanding that leadership is a vehicle of growth for the graduate and others.

The graduate embraces learning and desires it more; consequently, he or she desires learning as a life-long process to develop imagination, feelings, conscience and intellect. The graduate is open to accepting and offering constructive criticism. The graduate is willing to risk new experiences and recognizes them as opportunities to grow. A close relationship with God enables him or her to nurture such openness.

Intellectually Competent

The Kapaun Mt. Carmel graduate is encouraged to exhibit a mastery of academic skills for advanced education and development of character. The graduate is trained in basic study and research skills so that he or she is prepared for life-long creative learning. The graduate is developing an aesthetic capacity.

The graduate exhibits intellectual integrity and honesty. The graduate’s repertoire of knowledge enables him or her to view his or her community in a compassionate and hopeful way. Similarly, the graduate is developing a critical consciousness which enables him or her to analyze and question the issues facing our society. The graduate is learning that different branches of knowledge provide more ways to discern truth.


The Kapaun Mt. Carmel graduate knows that God loves him or her, and the graduate returns that love through prayer and service. The graduate has developed a capacity for personal encounters with God and has reflected on these encounters in prayer. The graduate recognizes the work of God in others. The graduate seeks to develop a personal faith and is aware that the Catholic Church is an instrument to aid personal religious development.

A Person for Others (Loving)

The Kapaun Mt. Carmel graduate is seeking to understand and to love himself or herself as well as others. The graduate is developing compassion for others by respecting diversity. The graduate’s relationships are deepening as he or she tries to move beyond self-interest and to disclose himself or herself, accepting the mystery of other persons and cherishing these persons. The graduate is not a fully confident, loving adult, yet he or she is beginning to integrate his or her interests, concerns, feelings, and sexuality into his or her whole personality. The graduate, to the best of his or her abilities, gives himself or herself to others in service and is becoming sensitive to the beauty and fragility of the created universe.

Committed to Justice

The Kapaun Mt. Carmel graduate is developing a strong sense of the dignity and equality of all persons and respects all people, regardless of race, sex, religion or ethnic background. The graduate has begun to acquire skills toward improving his or her world, whether that be through family, further study, his or her interaction with authority, both public and private, or in his or her chosen career. The graduate is beginning to understand individual and structural injustices and promotes just actions.

In working toward a just world, the graduate is preparing to contribute his or her gifts and talents explored and developed at Kapaun Mt. Carmel to his or her community. The graduate has attained a level of awareness that he or she must be an active participant in advancing God’s kingdom.