Philosophy and Essential Outcomes

The Saint Maur Essential Outcomes (SMEOs) represent the dispositions we as a faculty and staff hope to instill in each of our students.


These are the five pillars of the philosophy: that members of the school community will seek to live as moral citizens, unique individuals, global citizens, balanced and life-long learners. In classrooms students and teachers collaborate together, do inquiry into subjects that fascinate them, and solve problems together in a democratic fashion.

Since students learn effectively when they enjoy the experience, we believe that intellectual, physical and emotional balance is essential to happiness and fulfillment in all aspects of life. In the intellectual domain, we recognize the value inherent in all subject disciplines as well as in the connections which tie these areas of knowledge together. The physical balance necessary for a healthy lifestyle is actively developed through both the curricular and co-curricular programs. In addition, emotional balance is developed through both social learning and spiritual exploration.