Catholic Graduate Expectations
Distinctive expectations for graduates of Catholic schools are determined and shaped by the vision and destiny of the human person emerging from our faith tradition. This Christian anthropology or worldview, reveals the dignity and value of the person. Our tradition tells us God creatively and lovingly calls each of us into the wonder of life, sustaining us by the power of the Holy Spirit, throughout the human journey, into life eternal. We acknowledge that the journey includes moments of brokenness and sin.
We recognize in the person of Jesus, the risen Christ, the human face of God sharing our life in order to heal us of our brokenness and liberate us from sin. This Christian vision of the human journey is best understood within the context of relationship. It is accomplished in community, in solidarity with brothers and sisters in the Church and beyond.
In 2011, the second edition of the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations has been released. After extensive consultation within the Catholic community the seven overall and fifty-two specific expectations have been validated and remain unchanged. The second edition does however provide a revised preface, a new format, an accompanying DVD, I Believe, and samples of practice in the use of the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations.
The Institute for Catholic Education invites all stakeholders to continue to embrace and use the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations to guide their programming and work in Catholic education.