There is an alternative to homeschooling. Perhaps with good reason, homeschooling is on the rise. A recent Washington Post article called it America’s “fastest growing educational trend.”
Immediately following the pandemic lockdown, homeschooling peaked. The number of homeschooled students dropped slightly in 2022-2023, but the overall number of homeschooled students is still higher than pre-pandemic enrollment figures.
Homeschooling was once a niche option for a small group of parents who were interested in educational alternatives. The COVID-19 pandemic caused many parents to re-thinking traditional education, especially in public schools.
According to the Reason Foundation, parents have turned to homeschooling for several key reasons including their questions over the school environment, fears about safety, concerns about social issues interfering with instruction and the desire to raise their children with a faith-filled education.
While homeschooling can be a valuable educational option for some families, Regina Angelorum Academy, like other Classical Catholic schools, offers advantages which appeal to parents seeking an alternative to public education, but who are still interested in a formal school setting.
If you are a parent researching homeschooling options, consider some potential advantages Regina Angelorum Academy offers.
Regina Angelorum Academy provides a wholesome education. We are dedicated to protecting the innocence of childhood.
Professional Teaching Staff
At Regina Angelorum Academy, children benefit from the expertise and experience of professional teachers. These educators are trained to effectively deliver content and objectively evaluate student performance. They know how to work with children with different learning styles. Professional teachers can assess students among their peers ensuring that each child is growing, developing, and advancing.
Regina Angelorum Academy offers a unique and highly effective Classical Curriculum. This time-tested approach to education is built on an age-appropriate understanding of child development.
Attending Regina Angelorum Academy means that students have daily interaction with peers. They form lasting friendships in a wholesome, safe, and loving community. Students develop social skills and learn how to collaborate and work in groups, which is important for personal development.
Regina Angelorum Academy offers a range of extracurricular activities such as sports, arts, clubs, and community events. These activities enrich a child’s educational experience and help them explore their interests beyond the classroom.
Facilities and Resources
Regina Angelorum Academy has access to various resources, including libraries, laboratories and sports facilities which can enhance the learning experience.
Accreditation and Recognition
Regina Angelorum is an accredited grade school. Parents sending their children to Regina Angelorum Academy are confident that our curriculum is vetted and approved by an independent educational organization.
Students at Regina Angelorum benefit from a consistent schedule. Each day begins with prayer. Students follow an established schedule.
Preparation for Higher Education
Regina Angelorum Academy offers a Classical Catholic Liberal Arts education. This time-tested curriculum is proven to build a strong foundation for future academic success.
Culture and Diversity
Students attending Regina Angelorum come from different communities throughout the Philadelphia region. Our students and families come from different backgrounds. We build a strong community among our students and families. This sense of community fosters a deeper and better understanding of the importance of citizenship.
It’s essential for parents to weigh these advantages against their unique family circumstances, preferences, and their child’s individual learning style and needs. What works well for one family may not be the best fit for another. Ultimately, the decision between Regina Angelorum Academy and homeschooling should be based on what aligns best with the child’s educational goals and the resources available to the family.