Retreats are an essential part of the Brophy experience. They offer students the opportunity to get to know themselves, to get to know their classmates and to strengthen their relationship with God. Beginning with the Freshman Retreat and coming full circle with the final Threshold Retreat as a senior, retreats lead students to mature in individual self-awareness, and at the same time, strengthen connections and relationships within their family and school communities.
The Freshman Retreat is on campus, but most of the retreats happen at Manresa, Brophy's retreat campus in Oak Creek Canyon, outside of Sedona, Arizona. Other than the Freshman Retreat, these experiences are not mandatory but are encouraged. They play an important role in leading students to become the Jesuit-educated Graduate at Graduation: open to growth, intellectually competent, religious, loving and committed to doing justice.