Mission Week is a designated week in second semester when classes are suspended and students are involved in a variety of enrichment and service activities.
- Freshmen: study their own heritage, the heritage of the Sisters of Mercy and the Louisville community
- Sophomores: serve in community agencies and schools
- Juniors: have the opportunity to job shadow, to visit colleges, along with an immersion experience related to the Mission Week theme
- Seniors: have the opportunity to participate in mission trips to several local, rural, and international sites, to plan and implement a project of service in the Louisville area, or to be involved as mentors in the freshmen program
Mission Week is organized in collaboration with hundreds of community members and organizations. in 2009 and 2011, Assumption was presented with the Catholic Schools for Tomorrow Award for Innovations in Education by the National Catholic Education Association based on the Mission Week program (2009) and the BLOOM Theatre Project, written and produced in conjunction with Mission Week (2011). Awards were granted in the areas of innovation in promoting Catholic identity and community involvement.
Our mission, as it guides all of our programs, reflects our vision that our graduates will be socially responsible women committed to gospel living, lifelong learning, and a life of leadership and service in society. Our annual Mission Week project gives us the opportunity to reinforce these aspects in an innovative, educational experience. For the eighth year, we will suspend classes for one week to allow our students to participate in a vast array of educational experiences which will help them grow. They will be involved in a variety of exciting adventures in learning that will reinforce the importance of living and loving in community.