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Embracing the Solemnity of Our Lady of Sorrows: A September Devotion

With Fall in the air, joy and enthusiasm have returned to the halls of Regina Angelorum Academy.  Students, faculty, and families have renewed excitement about the new school year. For September, we embrace the Solemnity of our Lady of Sorrows on September 15th. Like Catholics around the world, at Regina Angelorum Academy, we have entrusted ourselves to the Blessed Mother’s patronage.  Through this devotion, we are called to reflect on the profound suffering endured by the Blessed Virgin Mary, as well as the incredible joy she experienced, as the mother of Jesus.  This month, we have a unique opportunity for contemplation, [...]

Embracing the Solemnity of Our Lady of Sorrows: A September Devotion2023-09-13T14:36:17-04:00

Welcome Back

Dear Families, We hope that you have enjoyed a restful and fun summer.  We are enthusiastic about welcoming 183 students from 89 families for the 2023-2024 school year! We have been making numerous preparations and improvements to the school over the summer and we look forward to opening our doors on September 6th.Classrooms have been painted and renovated, our kitchen and basement restroom received much-needed upgrades, and the school has been deeply cleaned. As Regina Angelorum Academy begins its 18th year, it is important to pause and express gratitude for our dedicated faculty. Our teachers have spent many weeks preparing for [...]

Welcome Back2023-09-29T14:52:15-04:00

The Whole Story: Regina Angelorum and Classical Catholic Education

In today’s modern education landscape, where technological advancements and evolving teaching methodologies dominate the classroom, a classical education offers a timeless and profound approach to learning. According to an article in First Things, which was then reported in Fox News, “over 200 classical schools have opened in the US over the past two years.” While the growth of classical education in recent years has captured the hearts and minds of parents seeking a holistic, well-rounded education for their children, sixteen years ago, the founding parents and teachers of Regina Angelorum already knew that this approach to education would provide the best [...]

The Whole Story: Regina Angelorum and Classical Catholic Education2023-09-13T11:46:19-04:00

Summer Break: A Time to Relax and More!

From our principal, Ann Coffey Summer break offers time to relax, have fun, travel and much more.  It is an opportunity to explore, learn, and make cherished memories with family and friends.  Our faith is central to our lives, not only September through June, but all year long.  The summer months provide a special and unique time to consider the value of our Catholic faith and the importance of Catholic education. Some of the greatest memories of summer are made in the warm sun, swimming in cool pools, and traveling to see friends and new places. While enjoying summer, here are [...]

Summer Break: A Time to Relax and More!2023-09-13T14:56:28-04:00

Catholic Schools Week: January 29 – February 4

Catholic Schools Week is January 29 - February 4. This special week allows RAA and other Catholic schools nationwide to celebrate our commitment to faith, excellence, and service. Our faith in Jesus is the foundation for all that we do at RAA. Our faculty helps students develop excellent habits and flourish in virtue by imitating Christ. Our commitment to service allows students to remember that what we do for the least of our brothers and sisters, we do for Christ. Children hunger for real traditions. In that spirit, here are the traditions that we hold dear during Catholic Schools Week at [...]

Catholic Schools Week: January 29 – February 42023-01-25T16:58:03-05:00

St. Thomas Aquinas

Church Doctrine and St. Thomas Aquinas Church Doctrine and St. Thomas Aquinas contributed by Eric Maurer, MClass, Director of Classical Education at Regina Angelorum Academy. Source: Happy feast of St. Thomas Aquinas!  Today RAA celebrates our church’s premier theologian.  He himself a classical educator leading seminar-style classes in which students would pepper him with questions.  Aquinas defended church doctrine and considered countless heresies in his summation of theology, the Summa Theologica and in his Summa Contra Gentiles, written for non-Catholics.   Using the strongest objections to Catholic doctrine that he could find, Aquinas answered each of them one at [...]

St. Thomas Aquinas2023-07-13T14:15:09-04:00

Piety, Music and Gymnastic

On January 27th, our faculty will participate in an in-service day focused on Catholic Classical Education Curriculum. Therefore they will focus on the practices, activities, pedagogy, and curriculum that promote piety, music, and gymnastic in the classroom. Additionally, here are the ways these three areas will be discussed: Piety The duty, love, and respect owed to God, parents, and communal authorities past and present. (The Liberal Arts Tradition, pgs. 15 and 20). Teachers will reflect and note: How piety is reflected in a student's attitude toward the teacher and student interactions with others and visitors What curriculum decisions incorporate piety Their [...]

Piety, Music and Gymnastic2023-04-13T16:56:01-04:00

The Art of Speaking: Declamation

Liam Hallowell, now in 8th Grade, delivers his Declamation at the 15th Annual Forward in the Faith Gala benefiting Regina Angelorum Academy in May 2022. Each year at Regina Angelorum Academy, students participate in our annual Declamation competition. Declamation is the “art of speaking.”  In class and during after-school activities, students at RAA learn and practice how to give speeches: the art of public speaking. In addition,  students select a poem, narration, or speech to memorize each year, beginning in 3rd grade, and enter into the Regina Academies Declamation Competition. Each of the Regina Academies' schools holds its own contest [...]

The Art of Speaking: Declamation2023-01-30T14:31:51-05:00

The O Antiphons of Advent

During Advent, from December 17-23, the O Antiphons are sung during Evening Prayer. We recognize them in a modified version as they appear in the Advent hymn O Come, O Come Emmanuel. From Catholic Online: There are seven short verses sung before the Magnificat during Evening Prayer of the Church on the seven days before the vigil of Christmas. They each begin with the exclamation "O". Each of them ends with a plea for the Messiah to come. As Christmas approaches the cry becomes more urgent. The antiphons were composed in the seventh or eighth century when monks put together texts [...]

The O Antiphons of Advent2023-01-06T17:41:02-05:00

Feast of St. Lucy: Eyeballs, Crowns, and Buns

Today is the Feast Day of St. Lucy (or Lucia) which means light. It's a great day to celebrate light during these much longer nights and shorter days. Around school on All Saints' Day, you might see some of our students dressed up and carrying a plate with two eyeballs or perhaps a class eating eyeball buns. Why is this?   St. Lucy was born to a wealthy Christian family during a time when the Roman Emperor Diocletian was persecuting Christians. After her father died and her mother became ill, she was promised to a pagan man to ensure that she [...]

Feast of St. Lucy: Eyeballs, Crowns, and Buns2023-01-12T08:57:07-05:00
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