The Liberally-Educated Teacher

By Daniel Coupland What makes a good teacher?  The answer to this question depends in part upon the mission and purpose of the school at which the teacher works.  When we talk about the notion of good in connection to teaching, we need to think about whether the...

What Makes a School Catholic?

Catholic parents are usually grateful that their children are enrolled in Catholic schools.  Often they punctuate their expression of thanks with the remark that “at least there I know my kids are getting some instruction in the Catholic faith.” When I hear such...

The Educational Plan for Saint Jerome Academy

St. Jerome Academy in Maryland has become an inspiration to schools that want to offer thoroughly Catholic education. The K-8 parish school was fighting to stay alive in 2009 when a group of parents and parishioners proposed a return to a classical liberal arts...