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Portrait of a Graduate

“Your example, even more than your words, will be an eloquent lesson to the world”
— Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat 

A graduate of Duchesne Academy is:


Duchesne women aim to be attuned to God’s presence in themselves as they seek truth and work for justice. They practice self-reflection and strive to act with purpose from a strong moral compass that allows for courageous decisions.


Graduates seek life-long learning born of curiosity. They have developed skills of discipline in analysis, critical thinking, and problem-solving, that help each to understand complex contemporary issues and appreciate many viewpoints. Understanding God’s ever-present grace in the world, Duchesne graduates use their imagination to build God’s kingdom on earth.


Duchesne women understand the power of civil discourse and respect the dignity of those with whom they disagree. Graduates display courage and confidence as they meet challenges and uncertainty with poise and grace.


Graduates of Duchesne seek to show compassion and respect to others. They develop a personal commitment to service inspired by the principles of Catholic Social Teaching.  They foster human rights and protection of creation. 


Graduates of Duchesne hope to be true to their principles and values. They understand their own culture and history as well as how they differ from other people’s culture and history. A Sacred Heart alumna knows all are created in God’s image and we are all brothers and sisters in Christ.