The Truths of Catholic Education
Last week, the Wall Street journal published an article expounding on the virtues of Catholic education, especially when thinking about the importance of self-discipline in development. The article highlighted academic research showing that Catholic school students are more likely to be open to new ideas, less likely to have arguments or fights, and more likely to handle peer pressure appropriately. Researchers attributed this, in part, to the culture of Catholic schools but also to the benefits of faith-based education.
We do not need research to tell us these truths.
At Lumen Christi, we have big dreams for our students. We want them to develop an area of passion and to strive to excellence with relentless hard work and focus. We want them to take responsibility for their goals and their actions and to take initiative to achieve them. We want them to push to be a little bit better every day in all that they do. And, most of all, we want them to feel truly loved by God and to feel compelled to share that love with others.
Because we have big dreams for our students, we have big dreams for our school. Already, we are working hard on reflecting on the successes and missteps of this year, and making plans to make Lumen Christi an even better place for your family. We hope that you will pray for this summer: for courage to take bold action, for wisdom to choose the right action, and for vision to dream of the best possible Lumen Christi.
Thank you for entrusting your children to us, for your prayers, your faith, and your commitment. Have a restful and rejuvenating summer! See you in August!
In the Light of Christ,