Monday, July 14, 2008

Update on St. John Bosco Schools

MPNNow.com has posted an update on the progress of St. John Bosco Schools

Significant highlights include

  • Interviewing potential teachers is underway.
  • The school will be located in southeastern Monroe County or northwestern Ontario County.
  • Parents of 80 to 100 children have expressed an interest in enrolling their children at the St. John Bosco Schools.
  • About 30 to 40 percent of the children are from St. John of Rochester in Perinton.
  • The Steering Committee is in the process of setting up a board and taking other actions necessary to incorporate as a not-for-profit entity.
  • A classical education patterned after the Washington-based Angelicum Academy (www.angelicumacademy.net) will be offered. A classical education focuses on developing lifelong learning, unlike many other education models that are information-based and focus on memorization.
  • Tuition for 2008-09 will be $1,500, plus $300 to $400 for books.

2 comments:

Eliza10 said...

Its so encouraging for our diocese that this is happening. Its great! The curriculum at Angelicum Academy is the best! I wonder if they will consider doing Junior High and High School?? My son is going to be a 7th grader, but it looks like St. John Boscoe intends to be an elementary school.

It is a sign of hope for our Diocese. Things have not been done right here for so long, and it can be overwhelming to survey, but God has not left us. There are many devout Catholics faithful to the Church in spite of all the bad things that happen here. There will be a new springtime.

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