Rooted in Salvatorian service and sponsored by the Sisters of the Divine Savior, a DSHA education offers multiple opportunities for a student to grow as a spiritual individual and as a young woman leader in the Church – from retreats and worship, to service and study of theology. The hope is that each girl will grow into a globally aware citizen, living her faith and using her talents to advocate for justice and the needs of others.
The eight semesters of theology
nurture spirituality through knowledge of faith, while daily prayer and all-school liturgies allow for growth in community. Campus Ministry is based on a model of relational ministry, and is largely student-driven with over 240 leadership positions, allowing for meaningful personal development and multiple opportunities for active expression of faith. Grounded in scripture and based on a model of peer ministry, retreats provide a safe, productive place for students to explore and ignite their faith through shared experiences.
Service is at the heart of faith life at DSHA. With over 22,000 hours of student service occurring throughout a school year, students do not just learn about their faith, they live it — by being the hands and feet of Christ in the world. Rooted in the goodness and kindness of Jesus Christ, students live out the Gospel call to advocate for the poor and vulnerable populations of the world. All seniors participate in Vocare, a two-week service immersion program
as a capstone to her four years of service at the school.