Most teachers teach beyond the curriculum. By that, I mean most teach life skills and talk about what's happening out there. They form us into the men that God intends us to be. They're very effective at both teaching and guiding us.
Everyone who cares wants to succeed. Everyone wants to get into a good college. For that to happen, you need to go through tough classes to get straight A's and Honor Roll. People care because they know what they're striving for.
When one of our brothers at school lost his father to cancer recently, at his funeral mass, nearly half the church was filled with MSJ guys. They were there for a few reasons, but the main one was to console my friend and show solidarity with him. Tell me that isn't compassion and empathy?
In my 3 years, this school has been wonderful. It does form the person spiritually, intellectually, and physically. Like any other school, its up to the student to decide whether or not he takes heed of anything and does something with what he's been given. For the most part, of all the recent grads I've talked to who have utilized what they've learned, great things have come to them. I love this school.
All these people who are disagreeing with this statement are obviously at a a different school than what I see. Sure, athletics are huge, but the school does focus on forming the whole person through theology class, clubs such as XBSS and NHS, and just by how tough the classes are, among others. I am truly saddened to see such negative reviews. My time at MSJ over the last 3 years has been wonderful, and I hope my last year won't dissappoint.