The Goal of Classical Education is Truth

What is the purpose of Education? For parents and teachers, I like to ask what is the purpose of the education that occurs here, at your school? It could be asked of an elementary school, middle school, high school and college. What if the Admissions Director or the Head of School answered such a question … Continue reading The Goal of Classical Education is Truth

Education Must Look Beyond Standardized Tests

Changing attitudes toward education and increased willingness to learn are not always reflected on standardized tests...

Toward a Distinctly Catholic School

This is the third document that I used in my vision presentation for creating a Catholic high school. Beginning a Catholic high school where there is not one, a questions that is asked in variety of forms of  why do we need a Catholic high school when all the education is the area that is … Continue reading Toward a Distinctly Catholic School

Knowledge, Virtue, and Holiness

This is the second article that I included in the vision presentation for creating a Catholic high school.   https://www.catholiceducation.org/en/education/philosophy-of-education/knowledge-virtue-and-holiness.html Written by Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone I.    Introduction In his first Encyclical, Lumen fidei ("The Light of Faith"), Pope Francis begins with the following words: The light of Faith: this is how the Church's tradition speaks … Continue reading Knowledge, Virtue, and Holiness

Saving the Soul of Catholic Schools

  I ponder this article in light of starting a school and securing the fundamental pillars of what makes a school Catholic as well as schools that exist today and how these are the pillars from which they should be renewed. R. Jared Staudt's statement of what makes a Catholic school Catholic is to the … Continue reading Saving the Soul of Catholic Schools

Opening Salvo

     I had a site up for a few years while in the midst of teaching at Western Academy in Houston, concerning teaching.