This article details the growth of classical schooling among non-Catholic Christians, particularly highlighting the success of Hope Academy in inner-city Minneapolis:
Hope encourages high parental involvement, which can be hard in the inner-city. “Many schools have decided it’s hopeless to engage the families,” Gregg said, “but we have bucked against that trend and gone to some extraordinary lengths to engage and involve parents.”
Every year teachers visit the home of each child in their class. Parents are required to come to school two Saturdays a year, where they attend workshops on how to support their child’s education. Hope also provides parental report cards to let them know how they’re doing.
Bishop Robert Barron Joins Institute Board
“I want to thank personally Dr. Seeley and Mr. Van Hecke, and particularly Archbishop Gomez, for this opportunity to share in the work of this visionary and exciting organization." Read the full press release here.
Great news from the Archdiocese of Denver.
Any headmaster candidates out there?
"The Office of Catholic Schools has been consulting with the Institute for Catholic Liberal Education in the implementation of the classical model at Frassati Academy. The Institute, headed by Andrew Seeley, Ph.D., works to promote the best and deepest kinds of Catholic education in Catholic schools and colleges, a big part of which is the classical model of education."
Congratulations to the Cardinal Newman Society on the publication of their new Catholic Curriculum Standards. These are a God-send for those schools and school systems that want to assess their entire curriculum under the light of the Gospel and truly freeing educational practices:
“We want to help, to propose a path forward that is more appropriate for Catholic schools than the problematic Common Core and other secular options.” Read more...
Catholic Textbook Project's 2017 Essay Contest