Wellspring Catholic Academy of St. Bernadette offers our students, families, and community a Catholic EL education that Invites all to Dig Deep, to uncover our precious gifts within a loving encounter with God, the “source and author of life” (Acts 3:15); Challenges all to Find More, more in ourselves and in God’s creation all around us, through engagement in academic work that awakens a profound sense of wonder, environmental responsibility, and social justice; and Inspires all to Share Greatly, giving of ourselves generously to become a wellspring for others, a source of newness and life for the world.
Wellspring Catholic Academy of St. Bernadette ofrece a nuestros estudiantes, familias y comunidad una educación católica EL que invita a todos a cavar profundo, para descubrir nuestros preciosos regalos en un encuentro amoroso con Dios, la “fuente y autor de la vida” (Hechos 3: 15); Desafía todo y encuentra más, más en nosotros mismos y en la creación de Dios a nuestro alrededor, a través de la participación en el trabajo académico que despierta un profundo sentido de asombro, responsabilidad ambiental y justicia social; e inspira a todos a compartir grandemente, dándonos generosamente para convertirnos en una fuente para los demás, una fuente de novedad y vida para el mundo.

Dig Deep.

Cavar Profundo.

The invitation to “dig” is a call to dive in, to explore, to let go of fear and self-consciousness, to get our hands dirty, and to have fun! When Mary, Our Lady of Lourdes appeared to young St. Bernadette in that rocky grotto in 1858, Mary invited her to dig – to dig into the earth to see what God wished to reveal and to dig deep in herself, to let go of her own worries and trust in something greater. Like St. Bernadette ourpatroness, who courageously dug into the earth and revealed the miraculous wellspring of Lourdes, we too are invited to dig. Whether we’re digging up a garden plot, digging into a great book, or digging deep in ourselves to persevere when times are tough, we invite all who are here to dig, and to dig deep – unless we do, we may never know the extraordinary gifts that lie within and around us.

Dig Deep.

Cavar Profundo.

The invitation to “dig” is a call to dive in, to explore, to let go of fear and self-consciousness, to get our hands dirty, and to have fun! When Mary, Our Lady of Lourdes appeared to young St. Bernadette in that rocky grotto in 1858, Mary invited her to dig – to dig into the earth to see what God wished to reveal and to dig deep in herself, to let go of her own worries and trust in something greater. Like St. Bernadette ourpatroness, who courageously dug into the earth and revealed the miraculous wellspring of Lourdes, we too are invited to dig. Whether we’re digging up a garden plot, digging into a great book, or digging deep in ourselves to persevere when times are tough, we invite all who are here to dig, and to dig deep – unless we do, we may never know the extraordinary gifts that lie within and around us.

Find More.

Encuentrar Más.

In Jesuit spirituality, the concept of “the magis” means “the greater, the more.” Our God, author and creator of all the universe, calls us not to live timidly with our heads down, but to look up and find more. God challenges us to seek the magis always, to strive to live in a constant state of conversion and wonder, to recognize that there is “more” waiting to be discovered within creation, within those around us, and within ourselves. Kurt Hahn, the educator who luanched Outward Bound and whose philosophy lies at the root of EL, said it well: “There is more in us than we know. If we can be made to see it, perhaps, for the rest of our lives, we will be unwilling to settle for less.”

Find More.

Encuentrar Más.

In Jesuit spirituality, the concept of “the magis” means “the greater, the more.” Our God, author and creator of all the universe, calls us not to live timidly with our heads down, but to look up and find more. God challenges us to seek the magis always, to strive to live in a constant state of conversion and wonder, to recognize that there is “more” waiting to be discovered within creation, within those around us, and within ourselves. Kurt Hahn, the educator who luanched Outward Bound and whose philosophy lies at the root of EL, said it well: “There is more in us than we know. If we can be made to see it, perhaps, for the rest of our lives, we will be unwilling to settle for less.”

Share Greatly.

Compartir Grandamente.

To share greatly is the crescendo of the Christian live.  It is not demanded of us; rather, God hopes that out of our great love for Him and for others, we are moved and inspired to share what we have received with others. Pope Francis, in his encyclical “Laudato Si” (On Care For Our Common Home), encourages each of us to worry not about scarcity, but to give from the abundance we have received from God. For each of us, as students and learners and disciples, it is not enough just to dig into our learning and set out upon the path of self-discovery. Nor is it even enough to challenge ourselves to find the great truth, beauty and goodness within studies and ourselves. These pursuits are only worthy when they ultimately empower and inspire us to give, to serve others – especially the marginalized – and to use what we have found to care for all God has given to us, especially our earth and our neighbors.

Share Greatly.

Compartir Grandamente.

To share greatly is the crescendo of the Christian live.  It is not demanded of us; rather, God hopes that out of our great love for Him and for others, we are moved and inspired to share what we have received with others. Pope Francis, in his encyclical “Laudato Si” (On Care For Our Common Home), encourages each of us to worry not about scarcity, but to give from the abundance we have received from God. For each of us, as students and learners and disciples, it is not enough just to dig into our learning and set out upon the path of self-discovery. Nor is it even enough to challenge ourselves to find the great truth, beauty and goodness within studies and ourselves. These pursuits are only worthy when they ultimately empower and inspire us to give, to serve others – especially the marginalized – and to use what we have found to care for all God has given to us, especially our earth and our neighbors.

Through our partnership with EL Education, our pioneering practices, and our joyful witness as “Doers of the Word,” we aspire to be a prophetic voice, a courageous school that measures its success by the legacy we create, the people we form, and the good we do for the world.

We believe…

1. God is Love.
2. We are each endowed with Dignity given to us by God.
3. Our Diversity & Inclusion strengthen and enrich our community: each person, family, and community brings unique gifts to share.
4. We are Interconnected: with each other, we become who God destines us to be.
5. God is present in the splendor of the Natural World: we live in relationship with God’s wonderous creation and are called to be Stewards & Cocreators.
6. Formation, the slow work of becoming who we are created to be, is the fruit of an ongoing encounter with Jesus.
7. Educators walk alongside parents, who are the Primary Educators of their children.
8. Active, empowered disciples are the result of an Active, Empowering Education: one that transforms us not simply through learning, but through the doing of meaningful service and the creating of extraordinary work.
9. The response to God’s love is Action.

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