Will my child be challenged, even if he/she is academically gifted?
Yes. Students who are above grade level are given extra learning opportunities, appropriate to their age and development level. Our philosophy is based on the Parable of the Talents in the Gospel of Matthew: Each person must multiply the talents he or she is given. To whom much (talent) has been given, much will be expected.
How do you help students who struggle in reading and math and are below grade level?
We have a comprehensive program in place to help struggling students called Support for All Learners.
What is it like for students who transfer in from a school that uses a different math curriculum?
A variety of resources are in place to help students who may have had a different foundation in math. In each school, there is a designated teacher or program to facilitate the transition, which varies by individual.
Do you offer foreign language? Do you offer any foreign language other than Spanish?
Spanish is offered as an extracurricular in elementary and as an elective in middle school. High school students are required to take a minimum of 2 years of foreign language study (Spanish). We are also offering one section of Latin in the high school.
Do you offer AP classes? Dual enrollment?
Yes, currently there are eight different AP courses offered in the high school. In addition, upperclassmen have the opportunity to dual enroll in classes at Northwestern Michigan College, the Career Tech Center, online courses and more.
Do your students take the SAT?
Our high school students take the ACT test. Read more here: ACT Parent Letter. Some students also opt to take the SAT test.
My family is not Catholic. Can our children still attend school there?
In any given year, our non-Catholic student population constitutes from 5-10% of our total student body. We welcome students from other faiths and traditions, and find that it enriches our discussions and our understanding of one another.
What if our kids don’t know that much about religion? Will they struggle at school?
Students arrive at our schools at different times and from varying backgrounds. We will work with students on an individual basis to help them unwrap the gift of their faith over time.
We are self-employed, and our income fluctuates. What if we have difficulty paying tuition?
If your family is having difficulty paying its tuition bill, we will work with you to find a mutually agreeable solution.
Are ancillary services such as speech therapy available at your schools?
Yes, we partner with the Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District to provide students with needed services such as speech therapy, vision screening and intervention and more.