The Grade helps young men see their high school years from the viewpoint of their entire life. It encourages them to develop now the skills and attitudes they will need for the great tasks awaiting them: forming a family, serving society through their work, developing friendships with colleagues, neighbors and God. Through a combination of classes, career presentations, and one-on-one mentoring, it teaches them to be men of character who are ready for responsibility.
The Grade is co-sponsored by Overlook Study Center, Southmont Study Center, and Schuyler Hall Study Center. All three study centers are dedicated to the academic and character development of young men. The Christian orientation of their activities is the responsibility of Opus Dei, a personal Prelature of the Catholic Church.