Developing leadership skills has been an integral part of a Saint Gertrude education for as long as most faculty and alumnae can remember. “Leadership” means more than taking the seat at the top of an organizational chart. It is a combination of caring, passion, confidence, and initiative. And it is built on the foundation of a well-developed ethical and moral code.
We believe that leadership education belongs at every level of the school experience. Toward that end, we have incorporated an age-appropriate program of skill-building that begins with the freshman year and adds greater levels of complexity and comprehension as our students mature.
Beginning with self-awareness and discovery, through exercises in team-building, public speaking, creative problem solving, and administrative responsibility; and culminating in sophisticated problems of ethics, community leadership, and philanthropy, our students discover the roles and styles of leadership that work for them, and learn to put these lessons to work in everything they take on.
Our goal is that every Saint Gertrude student will graduate with the confidence and ability to recognize and accept the leadership opportunities to which she is best suited.