Mission & Philosophy

Mission & Philosophy


St. Lucy’s Priory High School, a Roman Catholic private girls’ school, is dedicated to providing a college preparatory education founded in the Benedictine tradition and committed to faith formation rooted in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

The school community cultivates the values of Christian womanhood and leadership in a safe and diverse environment, empowering students to be spiritual, educated, integrated and collaborative women.

St. Lucy’s educates students to think critically and communicate effectively in order to positively impact society in the 21st century.

By providing opportunities for faith-centered service, St. Lucy’s engages students in the global community and challenges them to respond compassionately to the needs of others, creating a more just world.


The Benedictine Sisters founded St. Lucy’s Priory High School based on their traditions of work, worship, community, hospitality and peace. These traditions continue to guide decision-making and future planning for school governance, curriculum, student life and resource management.

St. Lucy’s Priory High School, a Roman Catholic girls’ school, teaches the message of Jesus Christ and upholds the beliefs and teachings of the Church. St. Lucy’s invites students to deepen their spirituality and to integrate their faith into an academic curriculum. Students, parents, faculty and staff live Christian values in a worshipping and ministering community. The school recognizes the many gifts of a diverse student body and challenges the students to think and believe in ways that foster intellectual growth, nurture faith and motivate action within the school, the larger community and the world.

St. Lucy’s Priory High School is a college preparatory institution providing a curriculum that prepares students for success in higher education. The school promotes academic excellence as well as a commitment to lifelong learning. The school affirms parents, teachers and students as sharing the responsibility for student learning.

As a women’s school, St. Lucy’s enjoys a unique opportunity to cultivate student self-awareness, confidence and leadership. St. Lucy’s students are empowered to be successful women in a global society.

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