Champagnat’s great hope was that people in the Brothers’ schools would relate to one another as members of a loving family, Mary being our Mother.
In a Marist school, our model in following Jesus is Mary, whose virtues we try to live.
This value is about being real in our relationships, transparent and honest. It also should characterize our lifestyle and activities as we avoid excesses or luxuries.
Presence and Participation
Being present at classes and activities and taking an active part: these are Marist ways of getting to know others.
Preference for the Least Favored
Work with those on the margins of society was at the beginning of the Marist Brothers’ Congregation. This spirit continues in Marist schools today.
Love of Work
We recognize the dignity of work, as it offers us purpose in life and self-fulfillment, as well as contributes to the well-being of family, community, and nation.
Integrity of Creation
Aware that humans and all living and non-living matter are creatures of our God, we care for our land and its resources, knowing that we are all interdependent.
Competent, Knowledgeable, Ethical. As a Marist School, NDDU aims to provide an education that is academically excellent and that harmonizes faith, culture and life.