Gross Catholic is a member of the Marianist Education Consortium (MEC), including the primary and secondary schools sponsored by the Society of Mary throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and Ireland.
Member schools in the Marianist tradition strive to practice the virtues of Jesus and Mary so that they might educate as would Jesus and Mary. "We teach in order to educate." Teaching develops skill and transferred knowledge, while Marianist education cultivates habits of mind, heart and spirit - all informed, animated, and permeated by the Christian spirit.
Marianist schools find their anchor in the five Characteristics of Marianist Education (CME):