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The FINE Arts Program
We live in a culture which tends to ignore or downplay things of the spirit; still, human authenticity is most manifest in those activities that point to the transcendental aspect of human nature. At Holy Child Catholic School, we reject the current trend in primary school education which relegates the fine arts to an after thought.
An educated person is one who understands himself, the world around him, and the cultural and historical context in which he finds himself. One of the key elements of a classical curriculum is that all subjects are presented with a keen awareness of their historical context. In this way the student comes to an appreciation of the way in which all knowledge is interrelated, that every discovery, every innovation, depends on the long historical "conversation" that preceded it.
History is not a mere curious interest in the past. It teachers us about the human condition, both noble and ignoble. We study history because we believe there are important lessons to learn from the past. The students of Holy Child Catholic School will be well equipped to think through the challenges of the present precisely because they will have received an education which is so insistent on the importance of the past.
Holy Child Catholic School utilizes the educational plan of St. Jerome Academy, a unique curriculum that focuses on a nine year cycle of history and offers an exciting way to ground students in tradition of Western Civilization. Students cycle twice through the history of the world.
Geography provides a spacial perspective for learning about the world. It transcends time, chronology, and sequence by teaching students to think in terms of physical and human systems, patterns, distributions, the movement of people, goods, and ideas, the world's regions in all their forms, and the interaction between people and their environment. It examines the spatial dimension of human experience (i.e. space and place) in ways that cannot be adequately developed if left in the mix of social studies.
(2003) Geography: An Essential School Subject—Five Reasons Why, Journal of Geography, 102:1,42-43, DOI: 10.1080/00221340308978519
The mission of Holy Child Catholic School is to advance the development of the soul, mind, and body through a rigorous classical curriculum, to foster spiritual and intellectual growth, to develop stewardship of God’s gifts. and to inspire a love for the Eucharist, the Church, and evangelization.
The study of the Faith is not simply one subject among many. Rather, it is the supreme integrating principle. Religion pervades all that the HCCS community is and everything it does, which is why the typical school day begins with either daily Mass or the Rosary. Through participation in the Holy Eucharist, our Lord is constantly calling our students to a deeper, more profound spiritual life.
We live in a culture which tends to ignore or downplay things of the spirit; still, human authenticity is most manifest in those activities that point to the transcendental aspect of human nature. At Holy Child Catholic School, we reject the current trend in primary school education which relegates the fine arts to an after thought. Music and choral instruction is an important part of every student’s education at Holy Child Catholic School. Music is one of the myriad ways by which our minds and souls can rise to contemplation of God and the mysteries of his beautiful creation.
Suzuki Strings Program
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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.