Servite Formation aligns all aspects of a student’s life—classroom, sports, activities, arts, faith, family life and friends—to form each student into a good young man ready for success in college and life. The goal is to develop Servite men who have the knowledge, character and wisdom to lead a good life, to lead a good family, to lead in their profession, and to lead others to Christ by their example.
All students are shaped by the people around them and the experiences they have. When a student goes to class, plays a sport, visits a friend’s house or goes to church, he is shaped—he is formed—by the people he encounters and the experiences he has.
For students at most schools, the experiences that form a student into an adult are random and uncoordinated. A student may hear a message or have an experience at home or at church that forms them one way, and then hear completely different, conflicting messages in the media, at school or with friends that shapes them in contradictory ways.
Servite Formation is designed so that all of a student’s experiences in every aspect of his life—classroom, home, athletics, arts, friends—shape him in the same, consistent way.
Servite Formation encourages faculty, parents, coaches, staff, alumni and our community to use the Servite Formation Themes—Primacy of Faith, Mastery of Self, Necessity of the Other and Centrality of Christ—so that each student hears the same messages and has the same experiences whether he is in class, in practice or rehearsal, or at home or with friends. The common themes and lessons give each student a solid foundation for understanding life, and the good habit patterns and character necessary to live a good life.
While most schools focus on the classroom and knowledge, Servite Formation goes beyond that to develop character, wisdom and goodness. Formation is not a separate program at Servite. Formation is the Servite community tying together everything that happens to a student to shape him into a good young man ready for success in college and life.