The retreat experience is intended as an effective means of evangelization and the spiritual development of both faculty and students. The principal and elementary school religion coordinator determines the type and number of retreat experiences that best meet the needs of the particular school community.

At least one full-day retreat for the faculty​ is to be calendared each year in a location conducive to prayer and reflection. Annual retreats for eighth graders are also to be calendared. Elementary schools may provide a variety of retreat experiences for all students.