The Future of Catholic Schools
Classical is better Spiritually – According to the Institute for Classical Liberal Education: “Catholic liberal education (from the Latin, liber, which means free) is ordered to the Truth that sets us free. This formation frees us for growth in faith, wisdom, and virtue. While recent attention has been aimed at the revival of liberal learning in higher education, we understand that these habits of mind and heart must first be cultivated in the very young. The sacramental and moral imagination is nurtured in childhood.”
The secular model of education is rooted in an atheistic, utilitarian philosophy. Its rise over the past century has fragmented knowledge and failed children at an increasing rate with every experiment it deploys. When this industrialized approach is imported uncritically into Catholic schools, it undermines both the faith and reason of our children – contrary to the Church’s central purpose in education.” It’s better Academically – Students of classical liberal arts education perform better on Standardized testing. Association of Classical Christian Schools:
Lastly, it’s better for the family - By providing students with a foundation in wisdom and virtue, the Catholic family as the domestic church is fully supported in its mission to be part of the New Evangelization. Children come home not having to be retaught in faith and morals, but ready to embrace and engage their family life as the summit of their formation.