The concept of a Catholic education has been around for several decades, however a full understanding of all that one offers, has not.

For many, a religious education simply means a few catechism classes and nuns in the halls.

Lesser known, is that Catholic schools offer much more than a couple of Hail Marys and Our Fathers in morning. An education rooted in the Catholic tradition follows an intensive learning model that is continually evolving to best meet both the intellectual and spiritual needs of each student.

In fact, Vatican documents go so far as to state that the formation of the human person is the full purpose of an education.

How do Catholic schools do this in ways that other schools cannot? By meeting the needs of students both spiritually and intellectually, educators are able to help draw out the greater meaning of life experiences and classroom discoveries.

According to The Sacred Congregation for Catholic Education, the interpersonal and sincere relationships formed within each school is essential for such outcomes. A document from the congregation outlines, “When seen in this light, a school is not only a place where one is given a choice of intellectual values, but a place where one has presented an array of values which are actively lived.”

For more information on how a school to provide spiritual and intellectual formation for your child, contact St. Rita of Cascia High School at (773) 925-6600.