From Wonder to Wisdom: Discovering the wisdom and love of God in faith, freedom, and virtue.
The Dominican Difference is an expression of the charism of the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia, whose legacy lives in the daily life of Overbrook School and St. Cecilia Academy. This difference flows from the person of St. Dominic, who founded the Dominican Order in the heart of the Church for preaching and the salvation of souls.
It is an academically rigorous approach to educating students in truth and charity within a nurturing community marked by grace, friendship, freedom, and confidence.
It elucidates the rich harmony of faith and reason, encouraging students to contemplation of the simple splendor of reality through the pursuit of truth wherever it may be found.
It emphasizes that true learning leads to wisdom and that a life of virtue grounded in friendship with Jesus Christ, who is Truth, leads to happiness, fulfillment, and joy.
Friendship with God in turn invites us into friendship and communion with our neighbor, inspiring us to communicate His goodness and love to the world as we become more of one mind and heart in our journey toward heaven.