The ’21–’22 school year begins August 16. Read an update from the Head of School here.
The RIS Religion program-—designed for Catholics, Protestants, and any other students who choose to enroll—provides the opportunity to experience the virtues of a Christian education on a regular basis. As a Catholic international school, RIS’ holistic approach reflects its vision of nurturing the intellectual development, moral character, and physical well-being of its students.
Students in the RIS religion program not only learn to stand firm on the foundation of their faith but also to be respectful of other people’s worldviews. Through collaborative learning and discussions, the HS religion program explores Christian beliefs and the virtues of sharing faith with others. Structured with Christ-centered lessons, the ES and MS religion curricula guide students to incorporate and personalize scriptural principles into their everyday lives. Along with these classes, a Catechism program is offered for the students planning to receive the sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation. Students and other community members are also welcome to attend Mass, officiated daily at St. Mary’s Chapel and twice a month at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, both on campus.
While Catholic students engage in religion classes, students of other faiths participate in Values classes. Crafted from RIS’ mission and its Redemptorist founders, and respectful of the uniqueness and diversity of the individual, the RIS Values program promotes experiential learning, community service, and the cultivation of fair-minded critical thinking while exploring the realities of social and economic hardship in society. ES Values classes focus on active and cooperative learning, while the MS Values classes emphasize the relationship between critical and creative thinking. Meanwhile, Values classes in the HS explore the mechanics of Socratic dialogue and the importance of questioning and enlightening the disciplined mind.