We are often asked why we offer a Catholic Classical Education. The education that Regina Angelorum Academy offers is focused on helping children develop into fully integrated human beings whose hearts, minds, and bodies are fully formed. Many schools have limited a child’s movement through reduced recess, elimination of music, or substituting the value of a liberal arts education for a more modern and less whole-child approach. By offering a Classical Liberal Arts education through the lens of our Catholic faith, we support the child’s integral formation through a foundation in piety, gymnastic and musical formation and the liberal arts.
It all begins with a love of God. This foundation of piety forms stronger families as we love one another, our neighbor, and our community as we are called to do. How we fit into the world harmoniously within our Christian philosophy and Catholic faith allows children to gain understanding of how our theology governs us, our understanding and appreciation for the world, and continues the revelation handed down by God through Jesus Christ.
What a child loves and questions about how to live and think (piety, gymnastic, music, liberal arts, philosophy, and theology) are formed throughout a Classical model of education. Governed by Catholic theology and philosophy, this curriculum stands apart from other modern curricula. A Catholic Classical Curriculum helps children to learn, to understand, and to make moral and noble decisions based on truth that will help guide them from childhood into adulthood, and throughout their lives. In the end, a Classical education strives to direct a child to a life in Christ or as St. Ireneaus explained, “The glory of God is man fully alive, but the life of man is the vision of God.”