LETTER: Cathedral offers education, faithTo the Telegram: I am a parent, volunteer and alumni of Cathedral School. Catholic education at both St. Francis Xavier and Cathedral schools has been a common thread through multiple generations in my family and my husband’s.
To the Telegram:
I am a parent, volunteer and alumni of Cathedral School. Catholic education at both St. Francis Xavier and Cathedral schools has been a common thread through multiple generations in my family and my husband’s. While many of our parochial schools have been long closed, we are so fortunate to still have a Catholic school in our community that brings our Catholic parishes together to celebrate and practice our faith. As families consider educational options for the 2012-2013 school year, I am proud to share a brief personal message in support of Catholic education and our Cathedral School in Superior.
Faith. Academics. Service. While just three small words, they embody the spirit and importance of Catholic education and provides students with a strong foundation for life.
A faith-filled environment allows children to openly discuss and learn about Christianity as well as how to have a relationship with God. Our students have the right to exercise their faith in school by participating in daily school prayer, weekly Masses and religion classes, and monthly Rosaries. Faith isn’t just something that is practiced on Sundays at church, it is a daily focal point and is intertwined with their education and moral development.
Very high standards are held for students at Cathedral School and the expectation is that students work hard to reach their highest individual potential. A balanced curriculum is offered that includes art, music, Spanish and fitness, in addition to the core subjects. A small classroom setting allows teachers to provide individual attention to their students to help them excel. The discipline and instruction students receive benefits them at the high school level where a high percentage reach honor roll status at Superior High School and earn scholarships for college.
At Cathedral School, service to the community is commonplace. Students are taught the importance of giving one’s time and effort to help others in need. From food drives to making scarves, to adopting families at Christmas, the whole school rallies together as an expression of faith and good citizenship.
I encourage families who are considering Cathedral School for their children to call and set up a tour or attend an upcoming registration session this month. The investment you make in their education today will pay off exponentially throughout their life.