Catholic girl students developPerhaps with good reason, homeschooling is on the rise. A recent Washington Post article called it America’s “fastest growing educational trend.”

Homeschooling peaked immediately following the pandemic.  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 rethink traditional education, especially in public schools.

According to the Reason Foundation, parents have turned to homeschooling for several key reasons including their questions concerning the school environment, fears about safety, awareness that political and social issues are interfering with instruction, and the desire to raise their children with a faith-filled education.

Regina Angelorum Academy offers an alternative to homeschooling. 

While homeschooling can be a valuable educational option for some families, Regina Angelorum Academy offers several advantages that appeal to parents seeking an alternative to public education who are interested in a formal school setting.

If you are a parent researching homeschooling options, consider some potential advantages Regina Angelorum Academy offers.

Wholesome Education

Regina Angelorum Academy provides a wholesome, authentically Catholic classical education. We are dedicated to protecting the innocence of childhood and help children to grow in love of God through truth, beauty, and goodness..

Professional Teaching Staff

At Regina Angelorum Academy, children benefit from the expertise and experience of professional teachers. Our staff is trained to effectively deliver content.  They know how to work with children who have different learning styles.  Professional teachers can see and evaluate students individually.  They also assess students among their peers, ensuring that each child is grasping the content and advancing.

Structured Curriculum

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.

Socialization Opportunitieshome schooling alternative

Attending Regina Angelorum Academy means that students have daily interaction with peers.  They form meaningful and lasting friendships in a safe and loving community. Students develop social skills and learn how to collaborate and work in groups, which is important for personal development.

Extracurricular Activities

Regina Angelorum Academy offers a range of extracurricular activities such as sports, arts, clubs, service, and community events. These activities enrich a child’s educational experience and help them explore their interests and role in the world beyond the classroom.

Facilities and Resources

Regina Angelorum Academy has access to various resources, including a library, science lab, 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.

Consistent Schedule

Students at Regina Angelorum benefit from a consistent schedule. Each day begins with morning prayer during an all-school forum.  Students follow an established schedule with some variables each day including special classes like art, music, our Truth, Beauty, and Goodness, curriculum, and physical education.

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.

Cultural and Diversity Exposure

Students attending Regina Angelorum come from different communities across five counties throughout the Philadelphia region, including Wilmington, Delaware.  Our students and families come from diverse 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.