Portrait of a Graduate

The Portsmouth Catholic Graduate is a life-long learner.  He/she is a thoughtful youth who tries to live as christ intended and knows how to put faith into action.  Our graduate values education and is well-prepared for the many challenges of life.


The Portsmouth Catholic graduate exhibits the virtue of faith in everyday life.  Our graduate:

  • Understands that Catholic beliefs and practices are rooted in the Sacred Scripture and Tradition.
  • Develops a lifelong relationship with God through prayer, worship and service.
  • Values and participates in the sacramental life of the Church.
  • Recognizes that each individual is unique and should be treated with respect.
  • Understands that the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist is the foundation of our Faith.
  • Bears witness to the Church’s teachings on life issues.
  • Relates the new Testament to their own life.


The Portsmouth Catholic graduate take pride in the acquired academic skills needed for success in all institutions of higher learning.  Our graduate:

  • Applies critical and creative thinking skills.
  • Uses effective study habits.
  • Balances academics and extra-curricular activities through the effective use of time management skills.
  • Utilizes innovative technology and resources neccessary for the 21st Century.
  • Communicates effectively in written, oral, and artistic forms.
  • Recognizes and respects the gifts and talents of all people.
  • Respects and appreciates people of all cultures.
  • Understands learning is a lifelong process.


The Portsmouth Catholic graduate is a responsible steward of one’s time, talent, and effort exemplifying the love of Christ for others.  Our graduate:

  • Recognizes the importance of sharing one’s gifts with others as an expression of God’s love.
  • Puts faith into action through living the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy.
  • Reaches out to the local and global community.
  • Respects all of God’s creation and considers the impact of their action on the environment and makes sustainable choices.
  • Shows compasion towards victims of social injustice and seek positive solutions.