Diocese of Green Bay
GREEN BAY, Wis. (Oct. 28, 2015) -- Tuesday, November 3rd, Bishop David Ricken will share the vision of the new St. John Paul II Classical School, opening fall 2016. This event will be held at the Bemis Center, 2nd Floor, St. Norbert College from 6:30-8:30 p.m. There is great excitement about the start of GRACE System's first Catholic classical school and many are looking to discover more about this educational approach.
Developing Complete Thinkers
As the newest school in GRACE, St. John Paul II Classical School is opening its doors in the autumn of 2016 for students in grades Pre-K to Fourth grade. Each year, the school will grow by adding a successive grade and plans to offer a before and after school care program for the convenience of parents.
Bishop Ricken, has noted, "A group of parents have shown interest in a school that follows a classical curriculum model, which includes in-depth study of the classical works of the western world. The goal is to develop complete thinkers who learn to draw on faith and reason for the purpose of building up the Church."
Based on Trivium
Classical education is based on the "Trivium," instruction which is tailored through three developmental stages of student learning: Grammar, Logic and Rhetoric. It stresses language development and logic by developing skills in phonics, reading fundamentals, mathematics, science and the arts while underlining the unity of faith and reason. This method has been proven over the course of more than a thousand years. The rich educational tradition and the integration of Catholic values into all subjects will result in faith-filled students who are knowledgeable, analytical, and articulate.
St. John Paul II Classical School: Building Extraordinary Paths for Students to Achieve Success!
God bless Bishop Ricken! It is wonderful that a bishop would support his families this way as we have seen elsewhere through the state it can be a contentious endeavor.