Regina Academies – Part of the National Return to Classical Education
The Regina Academies believe that education only has value to the degree it enables the child to fulfill his or her purpose as a unique human being.
Through the natural stages of childhood development, commonly called the Trivium in classical education, students are challenged to achieve their academic potential as they become the thinkers and articulate leaders of the future!
In the Regina Academies’ classical curriculum, formation of the intellect gives content to belief, informs the emotions, and strengthens the will. It inspires wonder, leading to a deeper and more committed love of God, and an understanding that love of God must be completed, as Jesus said, in love of neighbor.
Answering the call from St. John Paul II to join the New Evangelization, the Regina Academies were founded in 2003 by laity who recognized the distinctive merits of Catholic classical education – the same education that produced some of the greatest minds in Western Civilization.
At the Regina Academies, gifted teachers guide students to understand that truth can be known, and that truth is a Person – the person of Jesus Christ. They come to know truth through the timeless and universal attributes of being that reflect the divine origin of all things, the transcendentals of beauty, truth and goodness. These provide the cornerstone of learning as academic subjects in the curriculum are integrated with the teachings of the Catholic faith.
Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia agrees and he expresses those sentiments again with a special urgency for the revival of Catholic Education in his book Strangers in a Strange Land (2017).
The courses offered within the Regina Academies provide the students with the tools for learning to enable them to acquire knowledge and critical thinking skills, developing them into lifelong learners and impacting them as future leaders.
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The Regina Curriculum challenges students to grow in knowledge and wisdom. It is…
- Ordered to the true, the good, and the beautiful. It provides confidence that we have the ability to know truth and communicate it to our peers.
- Integrated. For example, students studying medieval history also read literature from the same period appropriate to their grade level, study scholasticism in religion class, reflect on what they are learning in writing classes, and may even discuss the development of science during the same period. In art and music class, they will learn about medieval art and music and maybe even sing some Gregorian chant to reinforce what they are learning in their Latin class. Consequently, their knowledge of the world is comprehensive.
- Natural. It follows the natural stages of childhood development.
- Rigorous. In addition to the usual academic subjects, students study Latin, Greek, and logic as a way of helping students learn how to think.
- Purposeful. In the Catholic liberal arts tradition, education only has value to the degree it enables the child to fulfill his or her calling and identity as a child of God. They learn to prayerfully discern their unique purpose that God has in mind for them.
Visit each Academy’s website for upcoming Open Houses or to arrange a private tour
• Regina Angelorum Academy, Ardmore, PA – (610) 649-1730
• Regina Luminis Academy, Berwyn, PA – (610) 269-3905
• Regina Coeli Academy, Abington, PA – (215) 277-1386
• The Regina Academy at St. John the Baptist, Ottsville, PA – (610) 847-5523
• Regina Chesterton Academy at Cardinal O’Hara High School, Springfield, PA – (610) 544-3800 ext. 1817, Andrew Youngblood, Director, email@example.com
Characteristics of the Regina Academies
Latin, Grades 1 – 8
Greek, Grades 7 – 8
Montessori based Pre-K
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