Magis Christian Service
Today our prime educational objective must be to form men and women for others; men and women who live not for themselves but for God and His Christ...men and women who cannot even conceive of a love of God which does not also include a love for the least of their neighbors. What kind of person is needed today? One who is ‘a man or women for others,’ gifted with conscience, intelligence and power, called out of his or herself, to give oneself to others in loveFather Pedro Arrupe
Former Superior General of the Society of Jesus
As Seattle Prep, our philosophy, founded on the experiences of St. Ignatius, states: “Our ideal is the well-rounded person who is: intellectually competent, open to growth, spiritually alive, loving and committed to doing justice in generous service to the people of God.” This is why Seattle Preparatory School includes in its curriculum the Magis Christian Service Program. It is more than a requirement or extra work. Service to others is proof of our love for God and is the starting point for all that happens at Seattle Preparatory School.
Grade Level Service Requirements
A distinguishing characteristic of Jesuit education is to help students realize that talents are to be developed, not for self-satisfaction, but for the whole of the community. Students are encouraged to use their gifts in the service of others. In keeping with these goals and the goals of the Magis Christian Service Program at Seattle Prep, students must complete the following grade level-based service experiences and follow the general guidelines for all service projects outlined below.