Our Mission

MISSION STATEMENT: The Mission of St. John Bosco High School is to educate the whole person within a John Boscoharmonious relationship of faith and reason, all for the glory of the Triune God. In the tradition of a distinctly Catholic and classical education we seek to ignite a passion for the truth and thereby to orient each student towards an integrated life full of joy, beauty, goodness, wisdom and crowned with charity.

VISION: St. John Bosco High School, through a Catholic classical education, seeks to cultivate right judgment, discernment and creativity for the sake of moral excellence. We believe that the parents are the primary educators of their children, and that the end of education is to know, love and serve God. St. John Bosco High School is dedicated to teaching Catholic principles through the pursuit and love of Truth, Goodness and Beauty.

Truth: Our school will teach the Faith of the Catholic Church through the classics in a liberal arts setting.

Goodness: We promote the good character of our young men and women by encouraging an active life of christian Virtue.

Beauty: We hope to reveal God’s presence in creation and in His Church through all we do as a community of believers and scholars.

 Our Educators Make a Profession of Faith Oath of Fidelity as Follows:


Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith


As conforming to Pope John Paul II’s Apostolic Letter Motu Proprio Ad Tuendam Fidem, this Profession of Faith and Oath of Fidelity supercedes the Profession and Oath of 1989.


I, N., with firm faith believe and profess everything that is contained in the Symbol of faith: namely:

I believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is seen and unseen. I believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten not made, one in Being with the Father. Through him all things were made. For us men and for our salvation, he came down from heaven: by the power of the Holy Spirit he became incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and became man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried. On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son. With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified. He has spoken through the Prophets. I believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. I acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. I look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.

With firm faith, I also believe everything contained in the Word of God, whether written or handed down in Tradition, which the Church, either by a solemn judgement or by the ordinary and universal Magisterium, sets forth to be believed as divinely revealed.

I also firmly accept and hold each and everything definitively proposed by the Church regarding teaching on faith and morals.

Moreover, I adhere with religious submission of will and intellect to the teachings which either the Roman pontiff or the College of Bishops enunciate when they exercise their authentic Magisterium, even if they do not intend to proclaim these teachings by a definitive act.


Bishop Steiner Bosco

Photo: Bishop Kenneth Steiner celebrates the first Mass at our new location on Nov. 8, 2013.

Please contact our office to set up an admission interview today: 503-383-7101.

Saint John Bosco High School is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit, Tax ID 93-1269364. All donations are tax deductible.