The initial motivation behind the founding of our international schools was the inciting, ever-gnawing awareness that our region, to preserve its unique identity and to advance authentically Catholic liberal arts thinking, was in great need of a proudly professed Catholic liberal arts school system. To be faithful to its classical roots, Catholic liberal education must represent and serve bi-culturally and internationally all the citizens of our beloved Lower Rio Grande Valley/Rio Bravo cultural homeland.
As Catholics, the founders of our school system knew that, in the realization of the vision, the two thousand years of Catholic culture that has “informed” Western civilization would inevitably and inexorably be clearly expressed in the contribution of a “Catholic perspective” of Classical Liberal Education. This Catholic perspective can be found on this website under the title An Historical–Philosophical and Phenomenological Study of a Catholic Perspective of Liberal Education.
“Be organized in your hygiene, in your spiritual life, in your dress and in your study habits. Make sure you are well groomed. Make sure you say your prayers. Make sure your books, materials, and study time are well organized.” (Parent/Student Handbook, Chapter III).