The Religious Formation in our children and teens is aimed towards the principles and values of the Catholic religion, and it is in the daily experience of: honesty, solidarity, compassion and dedication to others, through the message of Christ as expression of service, that they enrich their spiritual dimension throughout schooling.
As an expression of the experience of their faith, we prepare and celebrate with the children the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Communion in 3rd grade of primary school. With the teens, we celebrate the reaffirmation of their Catholic faith through the sacrament of Confirmation in 9th grade.
During the year, the students of different classes access the Sacrament of Reconciliation and the Eucharist. The area’s ecumenical approach calls for dialogue that enriches mutual growth and respect between Catholic Christians and other faiths.
Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS) Program
The CAS (Creativity, Activity and Service) Program, is part of the International Baccalaureate Diploma. At Vermont, it starts in preschool and is integrated into the life project of the students.
The purpose of the program is that, from the earliest years, children align their life project with service, typical of the new generations as concrete signs of solidarity and healthy coexistence.
CAS becomes an added value in the education offered by Gimnasio Vermont for students, families and society. Thus, we train “leaders committed to the transformation of the country and citizens of the world”.
This is possible because in this program our students receive the tools to respond to the specific needs of the global community, as a demonstration of attitudes and values learned in their religious formation, to participate in the construction of a more humane and just world attending to the care of the Common Home, proposed by Pope Francis in the Encíclica Laudato Sí’.
Formation in autonomy and service makes them feel recognized as people, who have generosity and openness in their minds and hearts, to shelter those most in need in their lives. Based on these principles, our students establish links with different foundations and communities, leaving a mark of solidarity, love and respect.