By Julianne Blazevic
Have you ever walked into a Catholic school? Have you ever wondered what goes on in a Catholic school?
As a principal, I have talked to many people over the years who thought about sending their children to a Catholic school but never did because of one reason or another. I have given tours to prospective families and have heard the phrase, “I had no idea this was here. I wish I would have come in to see this sooner.”
I have many reasons why you should consider sending your children to a Catholic school.
My perspective is unique. I am a mother of two children who attend a Catholic school in Duluth. I was a Catholic school teacher for 15 years. For the past couple of years, I have held a principal position at a Catholic school in the Diocese of Duluth.
As parents, we have many options in selecting a school for our children. It is one of the most important choices we can make for our children’s future The ultimate goal of Catholic school education is the fulfillment of the educational ministry of the Catholic Church and has as its primary objective the ongoing formation and the development of each individual’s God-given gifts.
In choosing a Catholic school, you are providing your child with the spiritual and developmental skills they will need to build a bright academic future. Our students are leaders, developing in safe and nurturing environments conducive to academic excellence where they prepare for higher education and the global marketplace beyond.
Choose a Catholic school for these basic reasons:
How to decide
When choosing a Catholic school, consider the following:
To understand the true value of a Catholic school education, visit one of our schools in your area today to see for yourself just how much a Catholic school has to offer your children.
Julianne Blazevic is principal of St. James Catholic School in Duluth.