Retreat Program

Saint Viator’s retreat program provides students with the opportunity to step back from everyday life and explore their spirituality in a safe, welcoming, and supportive environment. Retreats include Freshman Retreat, Service Immersion, Quest, and Kairos.

For additional information or questions about our retreat program, please contact Ann Perez, Assistant to the President for Mission.

Heather Knieling, Parent

The teachers and administration at Saint Viator genuinely care about nourishing the whole child in spiritual and academic growth and partner with families to prepare the child to be an exemplary light in God’s world. In addition to academics, teachers encourage citizenship, integrity and to live with Christ in their hearts.

Freshman Retreat

Freshman Retreat Day helps freshmen connect to their classmates through a day spent together in prayer, service, and fun.

Date and Location:
October 11, 2023, at Saint Viator High School

Quest Retreat

Quest is a 24-hour overnight retreat, where freshmen and sophomore students come together to participate in a quest to discover more about themselves, others in their lives, and their relationship with Jesus.

Dates and Location:
October 25, 2023, at Casa Iskali Retreat Center

Form Required:

Kairos Retreat

Kairos is a 3.5-day retreat that allows students to examine life freely, openly, and honestly. Kairos gives students the opportunity to see the value of Christian faith lived and experienced in community. Led by seniors, faculty, and campus ministers, students are invited to grow in understanding of themselves and appreciate where God’s love is active in their lives.  

Dates and Location:
November 19-22, 2023, at Casa Iskali Retreat Center
February 20-23, 2024, at Casa Iskali Retreat Center
April 9-12, 2024, at Casa Iskali Retreat Center

Form Required:

Service Immersion

This 24-hour retreat immerses students into real-world experiences of poverty and injustice. Through various activities and group dialogue, students reflect and share their experiences through the lens of Catholic Social Teaching. This retreat inspires a commitment to serve and a passion for social change.

Date and Location:
January 26-27, 2024 at Br. David Darst Center

Forms Required:
Immersion Student Contract - coming soon!
Darst Participant Contract - coming soon!
Located in Arlington Heights, IL, Saint Viator High School is a private, co-ed, Catholic school for grades 9-12. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.