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Spiritual Formation

Our unique mission is grounded in a Catholic identity that embraces people of all faiths. Our prayer and worship sustain us. Our study and reflection propel us on our spiritual journey. Our service brings us closer to our sisters and brothers and to a world of peace, justice, and love.

Catholic Identity:

Through association with the Sisters of Our Lady of Sion, our schools are among 22 Sion schools internationally, all of which share the same dynamic culture and charism. Sion's commitment to the Church in educating its students to not just learn about the rich variety of faith traditions and cultures in the world, but also to interact with people whose beliefs and practices are different from their own, is a commitment that builds a world of peace, justice, and love

Students on both campuses are invited to grow in faith by engaging their hearts, minds, and bodies. Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, morning prayer, Interfaith Prayer Services, and other opportunities abound for growing their relationship with God. The study of Catholic Social Teaching, Biblical Traditions, World Religions, and other courses involves students in intellectual and spiritual explorations of faith. Class retreats, Kairos, after-school service opportunities, and spring break service trips bring students at our high school into an active faith life with a community that values each individual and the gifts she has to offer the world. Likewise, grade school students participate in weekly Chapel services, all-school masses, developmentally appropriate service-learning opportunities, Holy Ground classes, and retreats which help students come to understand their unique gifts and to connect their faith and actions.

Interfaith Dialogue and Education

Sion’s unique identity as being both Catholic and honoring the faiths of all includes:

Grade School:

  • Interfaith Prayer services
  • Dialogue about world religions in Holy Ground, Social Studies, and Language Arts classes
  • Middle School introduction to Holocaust studies
    • Visit the National Holocaust Memorial during 8th Grade Washington DC trip
  • Diversity; inclusion initiatives
  • Exploration of ecumenism (all aspects of Christianity)
  • Congregation of Our Lady of Sion’s charism


High School:

  • Interfaith Prayer services
  • Interfaith Club
  • Participation in Interfaith Youth Alliance
  • Course dialogue about world religions
  • Elective in Holocaust; genocide studies
  • Diversity; inclusion initiatives
  • Exploration of ecumenism (all aspects of Christianity)
  • Field trips to places of worship
    • Synagogues
    • Mosques
    • Temples
    • Churches
  • Congregation of Our Lady of Sion’s charism
  • Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council Table of Faiths Award


Service Learning

Notre Dame de Sion believes in the Biblical imperative to love God and to love our neighbor as ourselves. In fact, all major faith traditions contain a version of the Golden Rule. Students are guided to find the place where their gifts and interests meet the world’s needs, so that service becomes life-giving for all involved.

At the Grade School, service learning experiences rooted in Catholic Social Teaching occur at each grade level throughout the school year, culminating in an all-school Day of Service in the spring.  Service learning themes provide the foundation for project-based learning and empower even Sion's youngest students to make an impact in their community.  At the High School, an emphasis on service-learning is initiated with the Freshman Day of Service and continues throughout a student’s high school career, culminating in the Senior Service Project in which each senior devotes at least 25 hours to a specific nonprofit or cause that she is passionate about. The Senior Service Project is an exercise of leadership and love, as the students work to affect positive change in the world.
 
Notre Dame de Sion
Grade School for Girls and Boys
3823 Locust Street
Kansas City, MO 64109 
P: 816‑753‑3810 | Email
Notre Dame de Sion
High School for Girls
10631 Wornall Road
Kansas City, MO 64114
P: 816-942-3282 | Email