What is SHG?

SHG wants you to be ​who you are meant to be​!

     “Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire.”

- Dominican St. Catherine of Siena

SHG is:

  • Catholic
    • Whatever your religious beliefs, SHG is committed to developing your personal identity and moral values. Our Catholic tradition of education is inspired by Vatican II’s call to seek truth, the goodness of creation, and the dignity of every human being.
    • Dominican
    • The famous Dominican tradition of education is over eight hundred years old. SHG continues the Dominican mission in the 21st century inspired by the examples of famous Dominican teachers St. Albert the Great and St. Thomas Aquinas: seeing the world as a reflection of God’s love, wisdom, and mystery.
    • SHG’s motto is the Dominican motto: ​Veritas! Meaning “truth” in Latin, SHG students are taught to seek the deeper level of meaning in their lives from the friendships formed through our many sports teams or the experience of small-group sharing during one of our student retreat opportunities. An SHG education prepares each student for a lifetime of personal growth, community-building, and professional success.

  • Inclusive
    • In 2005, the Springfield Dominican Sisters, sponsors of SHG, made a public commitment to dismantling systemic racism in their institutions, including SHG. Teachers at SHG are trained to be anti-racist and manage classrooms that actively promote social justice and foster understanding of all global cultures. Students are taught to understand and fight against social oppression in all its forms: racism, sexism, homophobia etc.
    • SHG believes that international students enrich school life by sharing their cultures and ensures an atmosphere of respect, tolerance, and encouragement.