Residential Life Program
The Residential Life program at St. Anthony Catholic High School is connected to the University of the Incarnate Word through the Brainpower Connection. The brainpower connection are Catholic institutions that welcome to its community persons of diverse backgrounds, in the belief that their respectful interaction advances the discovery of truth, mutual understanding, self-realization, and the common good. The Residential Life program is open to female high school students enrolled in grades 9-12. Living on-campus enhances the learning process of each young lady by encouraging self-awareness, teaching social skills, and offering opportunities for individual self-growth.
Residence Life Mission
Residence Life is passionate about empowering diverse individuals to live, learn, and grow in a nurturing environment. Our team is dedicated to serve as a resource in cultivating an inclusive and inviting community rich in faith, integrity and truth. As committed innovators, we embody personal and community development to promote a holistic and meaningful experience.
Because of the mission, Madeleine Hall Residential Life program emphasizes priority on the following values:
Health – High school is a time of rapid growth physically and emotionally. We believe that it is crucial to provide an atmosphere conducive to healthy growth and development. If something is affecting a resident's health we do our best to take appropriate measures to care for him/her. We also feel it is important to help the young man and ladies learn more about taking responsibility for establishing healthy patterns of eating, sleeping, studying and in their personal relationships and live a balanced life-style.
Safety - Safety is a priority in any decision that we make concerning our residents. This ranges from practicing fire drills to working with parents on permissions for their daughters/son's. We work with campus police and others to ensure that our building is secure and try to educate the residents on ways that they can keep themselves safe. It is incumbent upon us to provide a safe and secure environment to help you and your son/daughter's peace of mind.
Education – Each young man and young lady is at St. Anthony to learn and we believe this should be given top priority. We make resources available to assist the both girls and boys in their studies by providing tutors to assist them with their academic journey and encourage them to reach their full potential in their schoolwork. Education does extend beyond the classroom into residence hall life as they learn about friendship, community and building positive relationships with people through our community events.
These three priorities help guide our decision making about community events, educational materials, staff selection and a myriad of other choices. If we feel that an activity or event will in anyway endanger the health, safety or educational life of your son/daughter we reserve the right to deny them permission to such an event. Our goal is to ensure that our son/daughter learns responsibility through modeling by staff and by helping him/her consider the choices they are making while under our care.
St. Anthony Core Values— Jackets Living the Mission
Community--we embrace and embody the values and beliefs of all cultural backgrounds. For some of our residents we provide transportation to attend the Sunday Mass of their respective denomination. On site we also offer our Lady's Chapel at the University of the Incarnate Word. St. Anthony Catholic High School will hold a community liturgy once a month throughout the academic year for two different grade levels each month. During community liturgy, our school is united in faith as we pray for personal needs and for the needs of the community, strengthening each other along our journey.
Honesty & Integrity-- in the residence hall we instill on a daily basis the values of honesty, and the importance of having a strong moral background through developmental conversations with our young men and ladies with their day-to-day life decisions. Our male/female resident assistants play a key role in mentoring.
Scholarship-- During school hours the boys/girls follows the Rotation Model in order to provide the student both the freedom to move quickly at a self pace as well as have the guided instruction of a classroom teacher found in the traditional brick and mortar style. Once the boys & girls arrive home to the residence hall, in the evening starting 7-9 p.m. we have our Learning Community Tutoring Program that is available for all residents to focus in their academics in a structured environment as desired and obtain assistance from various tutors in subject areas such as Mathematics, Science, Religion, and English.
Holistic Education-- It is expected that the resident will accept the challenge to prepare themselves for a life of Christian service by their active involvement in all aspects of the school program. We strive for 1 on 1 individual conversations and opportunities to enhance the holistic education of life experiences with what the residents are learning at school.
Service & Social Justice-- Madeleine Hall strives to live the mission of the Sisters of Charity through a sense of compassion and social justice. Twice a month we offer service opportunities for the residents to participate and full-fill their service requirement outside of the classroom. Most importantly we have reflective conversations as a group for them to learn to express themselves and have a say regarding the lessons learned in helping someone in need. The residents embody responsibility for their community while growing in their faith through generosity, acts of kindness, and leadership.