Why Choose a Catholic School
As a parent, one of the most important decisions in your life and in the lives of your children is that of choosing the education that will most benefit them. Consider the following reasons a Catholic school is right for your children:
- Catholic schools depend on the partnership of parents, the child’s primary educator, as they work together to help the child grow to his/her full potential.
- The core of Catholic school education is faith in every student and a recognition of the dignity of every person.
- The focus of Catholic schools is not only on academic performance but on service to the community, developing character and moral values and teaching students to accept diversity.
- Catholic schools teach students to live and work with integrity and in a way that serves others.
- Catholic schools are responsible for preparing students to function effectively in a pluralistic world and to bring Christian values to the secular world.
- Catholic schools offer students a safe and supportive environment.
- Catholic schools in the Diocese of Burlington engage in a regular process of evaluation, certification and accreditation which involve the programs and the teachers with the goal of receiving accreditation by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
- Students in the Catholic schools of the Diocese of Burlington benefit from a thorough curricula including comprehensive programs in religious education, language arts, math, science, social studies, technology, music, art, foreign language and physical education.
- Co-curricular activities cover a broad spectrum including student government, service clubs, chorus, yearbook, theater, band, varsity and junior varsity sports and cheerleading.
- Catholic school teachers are licensed by the State of Vermont and receive religious formation certification as catechists from the Office of Formation of the Diocese of Burlington.