Living the Talons


The Four Falcon Talons: Faith, Integrity, Compassion and Service

Living the Talons


The Fenwick community puts a great deal of importance on student formation in the four Falcon Talons: Faith, Integrity, Compassion, Service. These Talons are emphasized consistently to our students in every situation, from learning in the classroom, to retreats, to enforcing school rules. The Falcon Talons give a Fenwick education and the Fenwick community a unique and special culture, focused on Gospel values and living authentic Christian lives.

  • Faith

    • “Faith is the realization of what is hoped for and evidence of things not seen” (Hebrews 11:1).

    • “Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will act” (Psalm 37:5).

    •  “For we walk by faith, not by sight” (2 Corinthians 5:7).

  • Integrity

    • “Better to be poor and walk in integrity than rich and crooked in one’s ways” (Proverbs 28:6).

    • “All you need say is ‘Yes’ if you mean yes, ‘No’ if you mean no; anything more than this comes from the evil one” (Matthew 5:37).

    • “…[show] yourself as a model of good deeds in every respect, with integrity in your teaching [and] dignity…” (Titus 2:7).

  • Compassion

    • “Finally, all of you, be of one mind, sympathetic, loving toward one another, compassionate, humble” (1 Peter 3:8).

    • “Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, heartfelt compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience” (Colossians 3:12).

    • “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and God of all encouragement” (2 Corintians 1:3).

  • Service

    • “Then he sat down, called the Twelve, and said to them, ‘If anyone wishes to be first, he shall be the last of all and the servant of all’” (Mark 9:35).

    • As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God’s varied grace” (1 Peter 4:10).

    • “If I, therefore, the master and teacher, have washed your feet, you ought to wash one another’s feet” (John 13:14).