"A Catholic school is a place where students live a shared experience of faith in God and where they learn the riches of Catholic culture...Catholic schools must help students to deepen their relationship with God and to discover that all things human have their deepest meaning in the person and teaching of Jesus Christ." Pope John Paul II
THE CLASSICAL CURRICULUM
Classical education is part of a small, but growing revitalization based on a time-tested model of teaching and learning. In line with John Paul II’s encyclical, Faith and Reason, independent schools across the nation are using classical education to increase student test scores. John Paul II is grateful to St. John Bosco School of Rochester for their spiritual support and academic guidance.
Being a Christ-centered education means that the Faith is integrated throughout the day, learning through history the important role of God in the “story of the world” as well as studying scripture itself. Studying those examples in history that have made a difference in the lives of others provides role models and witnesses of the Christian virtues and values that instill strong character.
Curriculum that is both chronological and integrates the major subject areas allows a student to grow with a deeper understanding of the information which they are introduced, furnishing their minds and imaginations with something to think about. This gives them the foundation, like the border of a puzzle, to place all future knowledge into an order that makes sense, providing them with a natural tendency to think critically and become active learners, with the desire to spend their lives filling in "the puzzle."