Students in the Madonna community must keep in mind that developing and nurturing a Christian atmosphere and faith is our top priority. Obedient to Christ and the Magisterium of the Catholic Church and called forth in ministry to our youth, the primary purpose of Madonna High School is to proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
Liturgies are celebrated for the entire student body and faculty weekly throughout the school year. Under the guidance and supervision of the religion department faculty, students assume an integral role in the planning and preparation of school liturgies.
Daily communal prayer, the Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered monthly, school-wide prayer services, class retreats, and Adoration of the Blessed Sacraments are also hallmarks of Madonna’s Catholic identity.
Service and annual retreats are required to graduate and receive a diploma. A minimum of twenty hours of service each year are required of seniors and juniors plus the school retreat, fifteen hours of service each year are required of sophomores and freshmen plus the school retreat, and ten hours of service are required for seventh and eighth graders plus the school retreat.
Students must complete annual requirements by the end of the third quarter of each academic year. A written evaluation of the student’s service is required from the supervisor of the service, listing the experience and time spent performing each individual service.
The religion requirements may not be waived for non-Catholic students. The concept of a Catholic school is to transmit Christian Doctrine. All students at Madonna will take the required religion courses for graduation.