The very etymology of words like "school," "academy," and "academic" acknowledge how indebted human knowledge is to religion.
In a culture which is becoming increasingly secular, Holy Child Catholic School is particularly concerned to foster a deep appreciation for the harmony of faith and reason.
Faith and reason are, as has often been said, the two wings which enable humanity to fulfill its transcendental destiny.
At Holy Child Catholic School, we are committed to Classical Catholic education. Classical educators are particularly concerned to reconnect with that long tradition of liberal education* which has been largely forgotten in the history of modern education theory.
*Liberal Education: An approach to learning that empowers individuals and prepares them to deal with complexity, diversity, and change. This approach emphasizes broad knowledge of the wider world (e.g., science, culture, and society) as well as in-depth achievement in a specific field of interest. It helps students develop a sense of social responsibility; strong intellectual and practical skills that span all major fields of study, such as communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills; and the demonstrated ability to apply knowledge and skills in real-world settings.
classical adjective clas·si·cal ˈkla-si-kəl
concerned with or giving instruction in the humanities, the fine arts, and the broad aspects of science
Our word academy comes from the Greek word Akademeia, the name of the park or grove outside of ancient Athens where the philosopher Plato taught his students
ex·tra·cur·ric·u·lar / ek-strə-kə-ˈri-kyə-lər
not falling within the scope of a regular curriculum specifically
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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.