The initial motivation behind the founding of our international schools was the inciting, ever-gnawing awareness that our region, to preserve its unique identity and to advance authentically Catholic liberal arts thinking, was in great need of a proudly professed Catholic liberal arts school system. To be faithful to its classical roots, Catholic liberal education must represent and serve bi-culturally and internationally all the citizens of our beloved Lower Rio Grande Valley/Rio Bravo cultural homeland.
As Catholics, the founders of our school system knew that, in the realization of the vision, the two thousand years of Catholic culture that has “informed” Western civilization would inevitably and inexorably be clearly expressed in the contribution of a “Catholic perspective” of Classical Liberal Education. This Catholic perspective can be found on this website under the title An Historical–Philosophical and Phenomenological Study of a Catholic Perspective of Liberal Education.
“Prudence is the virtue that disposes practical reason to discern our true good in every circumstance and to choose the right means of achieving it; the prudent man looks where he is going. It is prudence that immediately guides the judgment of conscience. The prudent man determines and directs his conduct in accordance with this judgment.” (CCC #1806)