The purpose of the M. Scott Powell Scholars Program at Cardinal Newman High School is to further the school’s mission of promoting academic rigor and fostering life long learning as well as to fulfill our vision of “building life’s champions” through a college preparatory program that values traditional liberal arts.
Students at Cardinal Newman will endeavor to embrace both Lux et Veritas (Light and Truth) in their pursuit of scholarship, and in the spirit of the school’s patron, discover and exemplify a balance between independent thinking and respect for moral authority. The Scholars Program will complement Newman’s mission of educating the whole student in spirit, mind, and body and arm its members beyond secular and intellectual enlightenment to serve as emissaries in the local and international community as the Twenty-First Century embodiment of St. John Henry Newman’s ideal university graduates.
While Scholars will be a part of a community of learners who possess different experiences, skills, and interests, the program will allow students to work collaboratively with others with similar interests and objectives.
“The University … has this object and this mission; it contemplates neither moral impression nor mechanical production; it professes to exercise the mind neither in art nor in duty; its function is intellectual culture; here it may leave its scholars, and it has done its work when it has done as much as this. It educates the intellect to reason well in all matters, to reach out towards truth, and to grasp it.” -The Idea of A University