VASJ is a Catholic high school guided in faith by the dual charisms of the Ursuline Sisters and Marianist Brothers; the only school in the world that is co-sponsored by the two orders, making up the unique identity of the school. Listed below are the Ursuline Core Values and the Marianist Characteristics of Education. While each set was developed in a particular historical and cultural context, the two sets of values truly compliment one another. These combined values create the distinctive approach to Catholic education that characterizes VASJ and what it means to educate in the Marianist and Ursuline traditions.

Ursuline Core Values

  • Academic Excellence
  • Emphasis on the Individual 
  • Women as Leaders 
  • Community and Bondedness 
  • Service and Social Consciousness 
  • Embracing Change 
  • Spirituality

Characteristics of Marianist Education

  • Provide an Integral, Quality Education
  • Educate for Faith Formation 
  • Educate in Family Spirit 
  • Educate for Service, Justice and Peace 
  • Educate for Adaptation and Change