“For that (developing an ADDU leader sui generis) we need a leadership-development infrastructure, e.g., a culture of instruction which draws out and encourages the leadership among students, encouraging them to articulate their thoughts (not memorized thoughts of others) and think “out of the box.” Such thinking should be treated with respect, in manner that is encouraging but not patronizing. In the end, it is truth that is sought, not wishful thinking; it is reality that is desired, not idle dreams.” [Address: Joint ADDU Faculty Convocation, Finster Auditorium, 6.1.12]
“Our vision is to have a Senior High School that will transform learners into better Mindanawons. Through our formation, the learners will dare to be different, the Ateneo Way.
We desire a place we can call our own, a home where our teachers, non-teaching professionals, and our learners will find their niches in the greater scheme of things. We hope to empower the adults in the community to form our learners according to the ideal profile of the Ateneo de Davao University graduate, particularly to prepare our learners for Tertiary Education. We envision our students to be the best in Mindanao, leaders of a new generation of thinkers and builders that transforms a society to be better.”
“We help learners in their formation by cultivating a life of prayer and reflection; develop the habit of journal writing; acquire discernment skills and develop their decision-making ability. They should mature in the area of self-discipline and self-direction.”
“The Ateneo de Davao Senior High School Sports Program aims to develop learner-athletes who embrace the Ignatian spirit of leadership, camaraderie, fair play and team work.”
“The Campus Ministry Program helps and deepens the spiritual life of our learners and their families, and our faculty and non-teaching professionals. In awareness of God’s love for them and for humanity, their faith life is deepened through personal reflection, deep spiritual conversations and the practice of individual and community silence and prayer.
We hope that our spiritual exercises will lead to a commitment to serve God and society in the care for creation and the service of the country, particularly in Mindanao.”