About our host: 

Janice Martinez, M.A., has been a Catholic school teacher for twenty-eight years. Her background includes degrees in French Literature, Elementary Education, Theology and Modern History. She taught elementary, middle and high school throughout the Archdiocese of Santa Fe and she also taught High School Homeschoolers for thirteen years. During her time with homeschoolers, she went “back to school” and learned from her students the wisdom of the Great Books tradition and has never looked back! Currently, she is a graduate student at the University of Dallas as she believes classical learning is the solution to many of the problems facing education today. She has a passion for bringing students of all ages to the Great Conversation that has been going on for thousands of years.  Helping students and adults “shake hands” with the greatest authors of the Western tradition is her most ardent desire.  She is currently the principal of Holy Child, a small liberal arts school in the East Mountains of New Mexico. 

Join the Great Conversation

This apostolate will be a way to connect with our local community as well as those outside of our geographical area to study our heritage, strengthen relationships and network with others who want to help our school raise saints and form scholars. Sign up for our email list if you'd like to stay up to date on our current book assignments and in-person discussion details. 

Coming soon! A Year with St. Augustine

Study on Confessions

A Year With Dostoevsky

In this series, Principal Martinez discusses The Brothers Karamazov from a historical perspective and through the lens of Alyosha's Onion, Dimitri's Pillow, and Ivan's Glass of water.  Click here to listen or watch in depth lecturs of all 12 books of the greatest novels of all time. 

Interior Castle

Join us as we journey with this Doctor of the Church and learn what she discovered about the key to the interior life. At the turn of the millennium, Pope St. John Paull II encouraged all Catholics to study the works of this saint as he reminded us that all Christians are called to be mystics, not only priests and nuns.

You can now find our Intellectual Society Videos on our new Podcast. Raising Saints, Forming Scholars! 

It is free to join our intellectual society, but would you please consider making a donation to Holy Child Catholic school so we can better Raise Saints, Form Scholars, and continue making high quality videos and podcasts about the great books?

Doctors of the Church

Holy Child Catholic School is committed to preserving our Catholic intellectual tradition. This is why each of our classrooms is named after a Doctor of the Church.

At the bottom of each page of this website, you will see a photo of a Doctor of the Church and the classroom that honors that particular doctor.