Retreats are an essential part of the Brophy experience and of Jesuit education. 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 self-awareness, and at the same time, strengthen connections and relationships within their family and school community. Often, they are transformational experiences that lead to a great deal of personal and spiritual growth.
Other than the Freshman Retreat which is on campus, for Kairos and Magis, as well as team and club retreats, students travel by bus to Manresa, Brophy's creekside retreat campus outside of Sedona, Arizona. Retreats are not mandatory (except for the Freshman Retreat) 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.