Student Learning Expectations (SLEs)

Hallmarks and Student Learning Expectations

The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur of the California Province have adopted seven “hallmarks” that reflect the essential characteristics, values, and actions of the schools they founded and sponsor.

These Hallmarks are:

  • We proclaim by our lives even more than by our words that God is good.
  • We honor the dignity and sacredness of each person.
  • We educate for and act on behalf of justice and peace in the world.
  • We commit ourselves to community service.
  • We embrace the gift of diversity.
  • We create community among those with whom we work and with those we serve.
  • We develop holistic learning communities which educate for life.
  • Moreland Notre Dame School Student Learning Expectations

A group of stakeholders in Notre Dame School, including faculty, staff, Sisters of Notre Dame, students, Board members, and alumni worked collaboratively to envision the values, skills, knowledge, and beliefs that a Notre Dame graduate should possess. From that discussion came our School Wide Student Learning Expectations.

We envision our graduates as:

Faithful Catholics who:

  • Understand and practice the teachings of Christ and the Church.
  • Live a life of service, working toward a just society.
  • Respect and appreciate the environment, other people, and one’s self as part of God’s creation.
  • Participate in the liturgical and Sacramental life of the Church.

Lifelong learners who:

  • Seek information and ideas.
  • Are competent readers.
  • Are capable of effective written and oral communication.
  • Have developed strong study habits and skills.
  • Know how to stay healthy and safe in mind, body, and spirit.

Problem solvers who:

  • Apply appropriate mathematical, scientific, and technological skills.
  • Seek solutions both independently and collaboratively.
  • Critically consider alternatives and apply prior knowledge to make effective and moral choices.

Responsible citizens who:

  • Have respect and reverence for ethnic and cultural diversity in our society and an appreciation of world cultures.
  • Understand their roles as participants in our society, as members of Church, family, community, country, and world.
  • Demonstrate self-respect and respect for others.

Adopted May 2000
Amended March 2006