The BG Difference

Mission and Vision Statements


Mission Statement

As a school of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart, Bishop Guertin High School seeks to live out the charism of our founder, Father André Coindre. That has not changed over the years, even though our ministries have evolved into many forms, always responding to the needs of each place.


As a Catholic, co-educational, college preparatory high school, we, the Bishop Guertin High School community, serve the young people entrusted to our care.


Building upon the educational tradition of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart, we develop a school community which includes students, parents, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends.


Together we foster an environment of respect, compassion, and trust in which young people can grow and develop. The formation of the spiritual, intellectual, creative, emotional, social, and physical dimensions of each person is made possible within a safe, supportive, faith-filled environment in which each person is known, valued, and treasured.


We accept the challenge of educating young people in a diverse and rapidly changing world. Through a rigorous college preparatory curriculum and an extensive extra-curricular program, we promote life-long learning that is not only about success for today, but also about formation for tomorrow.


We — young people and adults alike — accept the ongoing challenge to grow as people of integrity who understand the responsibility to use our many gifts creatively in the service of others. We strive to form tolerant, just, and involved men and women of faith who accept the task of building the Kingdom of God and of transforming, for the better, the world in which they live.


“To rescue young people from ignorance, to prepare them for life, and to give them a knowledge and love of religion, Father André Coindre, in 1821, founded the Institute of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart.” – Rule of Life, Preamble


In solidarity with our Brothers and partners in mission throughout the world, we are continuing the mission and ministry of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart.



Vision Statement

Faithful to the educational tradition of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart, we, the Bishop Guertin High School community, form the whole young person in our care. Through all aspects of this formation, we strive to develop young people to their greatest potential, especially in their contribution toward the world around them and in their faith in a loving God.