Benedictine is animated by a pursuit of faith, scholarship, and leadership. Spiritual formation enjoys pride of place in the school’s outcome goals, seeking to develop “men of faith and character” first and foremost. The daily academic program is rigorous and structured, in order to help boys grow in self-discipline. Leadership development is a core competency of Benedictine, providing young men the opportunity to lead their peers at a very young age. In keeping with the Benedictine order’s appreciation for “community,” the school believes strongly in the value of face-to-face communication, in both its leadership program and in the classroom, where teacher and peer relationships are developed authentically and affectionately.