The Catholic Classical Curriculum... You Have A Choice
The Classical curriculum is a time proven method that nurtures student's intellectual and spiritual potential, inspiring them to want to learn. It teaches them logic, reason and critical thinking; showing them how not just what to think.
A Classical education develops students' analytical and critical thinking skills by teaching them how to use reason and think logically. This prepares children for higher-level learning, teaches them to become solutions-oriented problem-solvers, and develops independent thinkers who seek the truth; all through the lens of our Catholic Faith.
Does this time tested approach still work in today's education systems where standardized tests have taken over? The answer is a resounding YES! Students who learn through this method have been shown to:
- Have higher SAT scores in reading, math and writing as compared to those from other public, independent and religious schools (1).
- Will learn to speak and write more effectively, more articulately and more persuasively.
- Will develop the skills, self-confidence and moral filter needed to navigate our increasingly complex society.
1. DATA IS FROM THE 2015 ACCS MEMBER SCHOOL SURVEY AND THE COLLEGE BOARD
Clarity Through Contrasting Approaches
Source: www.ambroseMediastore.com. discover classical christian education: The essential guide for parents
Proven Success: Classical vs. Common Core
8:30 - 8:45: Morning prayer assembly and daily announcements (entire school gathers in auditorium)
8:45 - 12:00: Academic lessons (including a 15 minute snack for younger students)
12:15: Angelus prayed together as a school
12:15 - 12:55: Lunch and recess
12:55 - 3:15: Academic lessons
End of Day
3:00 - 3:15: Prayer assembly on Tuesday and Thursday for Benediction
Mass is celebrated every Friday at 9:00 A.M.
Specials include: Library, Art, Music, Gym, Spanish and Latin language. Each special program is offered at least once a week, for example: Library on Monday, Art on Tuesday, Gym on Wednesday, Spanish language on Thursday, and music on Friday.