As a knowledgeable and ethically grounded citizen, the Marist graduate will demonstrate sound social decision making by utilizing the values, principles, and moral tradition of Marist School. The social studies student will respect and have information about diverse socioeconomic, political and cultural systems. Additionally, the graduate will demonstrate personal responsibility and self-discipline by making informed and morally based decisions. Through the critical assessment of information and mastery of higher thinking skills, the graduate will understand and appreciate the complexity of an interdependent global community. Finally, the graduate will possess the skills and values necessary for lifelong social awareness and political participation.