Servant Leadership

Instead of just absorbing and knowing all of this information internally, we want our students to take action. And really that’s how we preach at St. Agnes—take what you’re learning and put it into action.
– current parent

Servant Leader Apprenticeship

Beginning second semester junior year, Academy women complete 100 hours of community service with one organization, by the fall of their senior year. Students work directly with a person or group of persons in need, and address a social justice issue as St. Agnes prepares young women to preach with their lives. Through this experience, the girls discover the principles of Catholic Social Teaching firsthand.

Servant Leadership flows from the mission of St. Agnes, and is nicely incorporated into junior Theology classes, which Morality and Catholic Social Teaching in the context of the life and teaching of Jesus Christ. In conjunction with this preparation and the Dominican Tradition, St. Agnes juniors answer the call to follow Christ's example as servant leaders.


  • 100 hours of meaningful service
  • working directly with the poor and vulnerable
  • through one organization
  • The organization and student's service address a Principal of Catholic Social Teaching
Students will learn more about this, second semester Junior year.

Mission Trips

St. Agnes coordinates immersion trips for students in grades 9-12 which invite students to experience different cultures and promote social justice. These do not count toward the Servant Leadership requirement, but are an excellent opportunity for students to stretch themselves, venture beyond the Houston area, and grow in understanding our mission.