The Benefits of Catholic Education: How a San Diego Catholic School Can Help Your Child
One of the most important factors in any child’s future is the quality of education they get. They need all the tools possible to be able to be successful and to reach their full potential in today’s competitive and often harsh world.
Making the right choices for your child’s education could be the most powerful and rewarding gift you give them in life.
Have you considered the benefits of Catholic education?
Keep reading to learn how attending a San Diego Catholic school can help your children reach their full potential.
Comprehensive Learning Experiences
In a San Diego Catholic school your child doesn’t just learn the basic course curriculum. Instruction isn’t based on passing minimum state educational standards.
Students experience education in academic, athletic, spiritual, technical and innovative areas.
Each child can reach their full potential as they explore their talents and skills such as engineering, music, art, robotics, language, and more.
The issue with many school environments is that they often stifle a child’s natural interest and talent. They teach to “cover course material”, rather than inspire children to find their own abilities.
When students are given the opportunity to explore their own interest in many areas of study, they not only develop skills and gain knowledge but they’ll gain confidence and passion for learning.
Mental Health and Spiritual Strength
Let’s face it, life is hard. There’s a mental health crisis going on. In fact, one in four people will struggle with a mental illness at some point.
Developing self-worth and spiritual identity can help children and youth feel at peace. Provide them with the strength to deal with the often difficult world around them.
Spirituality can help create a stronger sense of empowerment and belonging in the world, as well as help children and youth have a greater appreciation for the world they’re in and develop a sense of responsibility to care for the world and others. Empathy and charity are often more likely in someone with a strong spiritual base.
Spirituality has been shown to improve mental health in children and provide them with resources to use as their support network.
Tools for Success
San Diego Catholic schools provide an educational experience that includes all the tools for your child’s success, whether it’s technology, innovation, one-on-one attention, or unconventional fields of study to spark a passion for learning.
It isn’t just an education that focuses on test success and exams in each subject. It’s all about developing a successful person in life that will contribute to making the world a better, more compassionate and more inspiring place.
Success is About Creating Something Worthwhile
Success by many is measured in money or power but we know that true success is about living a worthwhile life. The opportunity to create something worthwhile and become someone who is fulfilling their true potential is what the San Diego Catholic school program is all about.
Music and the Arts
As Robin Williams said in Dead Poet’s Society: “Medicine, Law, business, engineering—these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love—these are what we stay alive for.”
God gave each of us talents and gifts to share with the world and we help students recognize and develop the gifts within them.
We offer music programs that include:
Guitar, Ukulele, Piano, Drums, Violin
Music Theory and Instruction
Learning to read, play, and create music by others or their own masterpieces
Dance, Art, Drama
Musical theatre, vocal ensembles, dance productions
You don’t have to worry about whether your children are listening or receiving enough spiritual instruction in the home when they attend a catholic school. Their education is not simply the process of gaining worldly knowledge. It’s about developing a relationship with God and learning His wisdom as well.
Spiritual instruction and guidance is offered in the day to day interactions within our schools but also in focused parts of our programs such as:
- Weekly Mass
- First Friday Adoration
- Choir and Spiritual Religion Classes
- Grade 3-8 Reconciliation for Lent and Advent
Your child will not feel alone in the world as they grow. They’ll learn of their self-worth and the power of their creator and protector.
This spiritual base will help them to make better decisions in life. They’ll gain empathy, and have a deeper sense of empowerment as a child of the creator of the universe.
Science and Technology
Catholic school programs are founded on spiritual and religious teachings but are proud to deliver one of the most comprehensive and competitive science and technologically advanced educations in the country.
We provide all the technology to teach the latest and most innovative theories in science. Students are taught to use technology with individual Ipads, and learn computer processing and different types engineering. They also work on technology projects throughout the year by themselves, in groups, and as a class.
A balanced and comprehensive core STEM curriculum is taught with opportunities for students to excel by participating in events like the Greater San Diego Science and Engineering Fair.
There are incredible extracurricular programs of every interest for every skill level in the San Diego Catholic school system.
From science, engineering, and robotics after school programs to musical play productions and highly competitive sport and athletic programs, there is something for everyone.
Lifelong Benefits of Catholic Education are Countless
There are too many lifelong benefits of Catholic Education to list.
If you would like to know more about how your children can benefit from the incredible educational programs within the San Diego Catholic School Board connect with us today.