As a college preparatory school, Cardinal Spellman High School is dedicated to offering its students the opportunity to develop personal potential, to pursue truth in knowledge, to participate fully in worship of our Lord and to acquire the principles needed to live in society as caring citizens and followers of Jesus Christ.
Within a structured environment and a full curriculum of religious studies and college preparatory courses, Cardinal Spellman encourages students to develop their academic skills, to prepare for later studies and to value learning for its own sake.
The school's motto, "Sequere Deum" -- "Follow God", challenges all members of the school to compassion, community and service. These values, introduced at home and nurtured in school, come to fruition as students take their places as caring citizens of the world.
The Cardinal Spellman community – administration, teachers and staff – are called to embrace fully the three-fold purpose of a Christian education as described in the document "To Teach As Jesus Did" from the National Conference of Catholic Bishops: "Educational programs for the young must strive to teach doctrine, to do so within the experience of Christian community, and to prepare individuals for effective Christian witness and service to others. In doing this, they help foster the student’s growth in personal holiness and his relationship with Christ."