Hurtado Scholars Program
The Hurtado Scholars Program is an educational and leadership opportunity offered by Rockhurst High School to prepare middle school boys for success at a college preparatory high school and beyond.
Named for St. Alberto Hurtado, SJ, the Hurtado Scholars Program is inspired by a Chilean Jesuit priest who founded homes and offered education to impoverished boys throughout his native country in the mid-20th century. Canonized in 2005, Fr. Hurtado's life and work inspires the values and beliefs of a Catholic Jesuit education.
Bringing Light to Potential
The mission of Hurtado Scholars is to assist boys who have great potential, but for whom a Catholic, college preparatory education may be unattainable. Hurtado Scholars will receive the training and experiences that enable them to be well prepared for a college preparatory high school. Hurtado Scholars will:
- Improve academic and study skills
- Expand artistic and cultural awareness
- Develop leadership skills
- Participate in sports and activities
- Prepare for high school admission
- Grow in Christian faith
Students will attend both the Hurtado summer and academic-year weekly program during their 6-8 grade years.
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