Initiated at St. Paul's High School in 2002, this retreat is based on a program that has been used in Jesuit schools across the United States for decades. It takes place in December, and is designed to give Grade 9 students an opportunity to grow more comfortable as members of the high school community, to make new friends, and to develop a sense of their importance as Crusaders. The retreat is planned and led by senior students.
In their senior year, students have the opportunity to participate in the Kairos retreat program. It is a four-day experience of community where the student learns more about themselves, about others and about God. Retreatants learn that they are loved and loveable. Kairos is a significant and sometimes life-changing experience for most of the participants, often proving to be the climax of their spiritual and social development at St. Paul's High School.
“These four days were some of the best in my time at St. Paul's. The memories will remain dear to me for the rest of my life.”