PRINCIPLES AND VALUES
Every organization is known by the culture that its members live daily. That culture is a product of the models that that institution follows to achieve its goals. For their part, these models are the visible expression of the values promoted by the organization. These values, in turn, are the reflection of the principles that govern the reason for being and acting of such an institution.
As an educational entity, Colegio Monterrey has principles and values that mark the model and actions of its community, and determine its culture. Principles are those external laws that ultimately control the consequences of our actions. Values, on the other hand, are internal and subjective, and represent what we feel most strongly and that guides our behavior. For the Monterrey Educational Community, values are determined by its principles, and both come, inevitably, from the Word of God.
This institution is based on the three principles established by Jesus in Matthew 22:37-39. The Master established the laws that should govern life: love God, love oneself and love one's neighbor. The order matters: you cannot do something out of love for your neighbor that involves failing to love God. No one can love his neighbor if he does not love himself.
Each of these three principles must be reflected in values. Love for God must be manifested in faith and obedience. Self-love involves integrity, excellence and discipline. Love for one's neighbor must be shown in mercy, respect and service.
The educational mission of Colegio Monterrey seeks, through discipleship, for each of the members of its family (students, parents and officials) to express these principles and values in their daily lives. This discipleship seeks to make each one faithful and suitable (2 Timothy 2:2). Fidelity refers to the being, the mission, the expression of the fruit of the Spirit. Suitability, for its part, refers to the doing, the task, the correct practice of the gifts of the Spirit.
The values of Colegio Monterrey are a summary of fidelity and suitability, reflected in the declaration “Por amor se es… y se muestra en…”. For love of God one is someone of faith, and it is shown in obedience to God. Out of love for oneself one is whole, and shows oneself in excellence and discipline. Out of love for one's neighbor one is merciful, and shows respect and service.
STATEMENT OF PRINCIPLES AND VALUES
Love to god
Colegio Monterrey is a Christ-centered institution, which declara la existencia y el mover de Dios entre los hombres. Therefore, faith is the central value, not only for salvation, but for all areas of human endeavor. For this reason, the College gives special emphasis to prayer and worship as a lifestyle.
Jesus said “If you love me, keep my commandments” (John 14:15). Obedience to God translates into una vivencia de santidad; ésta trae bendición y plenitud de vida. El Colegio tiene como eje central la enseñanza y práctica vivencial de la Biblia, la cual claramente establece las normas divinas que se han de obedecer para vivir en santidad.
Love of SELF
The human being is one and, therefore, su actuar público y privado deber ser uno y el mismo. Integrity speaks of transparency, honesty, sincerity. It is a life in which there must be assertiveness and congruence between saying and acting
God is a God of excellence. The excellence requires doing things with dedication, perseverance and diligence, cuidando cada detalle. It is the renunciation not only of the bad, but of the mediocre. It is always opting not only for the good, but for the best. It is showing that excellence academically, at work and personally, to be the highest example in everything.
Discipline, as a value, does not arise from external sources or demands. This is an intrinsic value to those who value themselves. entails responsibility, order, self-control and effort, showing a healthy stewardship of what has been received from God.
LOVE OF NEIGHBOR
Mercy is the practical expression of the love of God. It is showing that love in concrete actions towards every person, regardless of their social condition, ethnicity, gender or creed. Reflect sensitivity, inclusion and solidarity.
It is establishing healthy relationships on a basis of understanding, acceptance and companionship, even when these are different from one's own convictions. Respect It implies understanding that the other is as valuable as oneself. it implies empathy, acceptance and consideration.
Jesus came to serve, not to be served. There is no meaning to the Christian experience if it is not expressed in serving others. Service cannot be reduced to simple or isolated concrete acts. It is a permanent attitude, a lifestyle in which opportunities are actively sought to sacrifice for the well-being of others, showing kindness and altruism