Tag: Catholic education
Isaiah Goodman speaks about the importance of financial support for Catholic schoolchildren during the Aim Higher Foundation’s “Night of Light” celebration Nov. 1 at the Hilton in downtown Minneapolis.
Even after Tom Clancy became an international best-selling novelist whose fans included the likes of President Ronald Reagan, the Baltimore-born writer never forgot the role his hometown Catholic education played in giving him the tools to his success.
This year, churches and schools might reduce expenses if they take advantage of a new purchasing program sponsored by the archdiocese.
– Neighborhood outreach pays off for Ascension School
– Students and teachers benefit from ‘flipped’ classroom
– AP classes give students jump start on college
– Mahtomedi school is first Catholic IB Primary Years Program in Midwest
– Renting days are numbered for Ave Maria Academy
Why Catholic schools? The question is more urgent than ever in a crowded K-12 marketplace. It’s not enough for a Catholic school to be a smaller version of a public school, with prayer and service projects added. Essential as prayer and service are, ours is first a teaching mission. If we are to serve families well, we need to focus on how that mission makes a contribution not offered elsewhere.
Ave Maria Academy in Maple Grove is breaking ground for a new 40,000-square-foot school building, set for completion the last week of June 2014. The goal is for enrollment to grow from the current 175 students to 300 students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade.
St. Jude of the Lake School received authorization as an International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program School. With the authorization, making it the first Catholic IB PYP School in the Midwest and just the third in the nation.
Using a “flipped classroom” approach, eighth-grade algebra students at Presentation School watch video lessons at home and work on “homework” during class.
Ascension Catholic School has accepted 50 new students for the coming year and is opening two additional classrooms, due in large part to the school’s outreach to its north Minneapolis neighborhood.
At its Opening Leadership Meeting on Aug. 8, the chair of the Archdiocesan Catholic Schools Advisory Council announced that Jill Reilly will continue to serve as interim superintendent of Catholic schools through fall 2014. The previous superintendent, Marty Frauenheim, retired last year.
Other Catholic schools, Aim Higher Foundation provide support