In regards to the teachers (particularly the English department) I have nothing but the highest praise. Classes were challenging and invigorating, and I left tired but hungry for more. There are select faculty members and administrators who seemed to value conformity and their popularity among the student body above academics, and the religious department frequently crossed lines with its blatant condemnations of those things that differed from the catholic belief system. The arts were largely neglected in favor of athletics, and the art program suffered the most for this - I took art, my passion, for three years before realizing I had essentially just repeated Art I twice - no new material was taught, I was never challenged or given any helpful tools for preparing for a future in the artistic sphere. I can say that everyone at this school was certainly passionate - but oftentimes it felt like their passions could perhaps be placed somewhere more appropriate.