There are 132,656 private and public schools in the United States, according to Department of Education statistics. Of those, 6,980 are Catholic elementary or secondary schools. What sets these Catholic schools apart from the pack?
Three things, say educators, parents and community leaders: faith, academics and service.
Children are taught faith—not just the basics of Christianity, but how to have a relationship with God.
Academics, which in Catholic schools are held to very high standards, help each child reach his or her potential.
Service, the giving of one’s time and effort to help others, is taught both as an expression of faith and good citizenship.
Join St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School in celebrating Catholic Schools Week January 27th through February 2nd! More details coming soon…