Evangelization and Catechesis
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Unfortunately, growing up can come with peer pressure & bullying from other students. But, as active members of the Catholic school community, we have always promoted core values and taught our young
What can you do to keep your hungry student energized and happy after school, with a healthy dinner only a few hours away? Check out these delicious after-school snack suggestions!
As technology progresses and more and more textbooks are available online, lugging around those heavy books is becoming a thing of the past. In this blog we are going to take a look at the benefits of
Now that your child has begun to settle into the new school year, it’s a great time to work with him or her on setting goals for the upcoming ten months — both personal and academic.
Recently, a curious mind inquired of me: why a Women’s Conference? My immediate response was simple: because community matters.
In an article in Education World, Gary Hopkins provides great ideas for creating a welcoming school environment to attract prospective families and retain current ones. Many of these ideas could be ad
It’s almost time to go back to school and that means it’s time to begin back-to-school shopping. Determining what your child needs versus what they actually want is the first test of the school year,
Because we know that energetic summer activities can really build up an appetite, in this blog we want to talk about one of our favorite things: treats.
The schools in the Archdiocese of Hartford teach more than academics; our curriculum educates the mind, body, and soul. So, how can we keep our young learners’ spiritual growth and connection to the c
As parents, you love summer vacation for the extra quality time it allows you to have with your children. But let’s be honest, some days having them home may be a little overwhelming, especially as Au
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Liturgy Training Publications: Virtual Workshops™ 2017 for Teachers and Catechists Series
With a 4 part series the topic of the role of Catholic school principal will be explored in light of Pope Francis’ call for missionary discipleship
Summer is a perfect time for movies, and movies are a great way to spend quality time with your children. But with all of the movies coming out for the season, how do you know which ones are right for
Sometimes the best vacations are edu-vacations: ones that are learning experiences and don’t require much travel. Whatever you call them, you are sure to find some amazing places to visit in our very
School’s out for the summer, but that doesn’t mean that your child has to take a break from learning. In fact, it's an ideal time for exciting, hands-on activities that are so fun your child won’t eve
We love technology. In fact, even those who grew up during the pre-internet age can’t imagine living without it now. However, every once in a while it’s good for your children (and you) to unplug, esp
Elementary school principal contemplates his son’s enrollment in the school he attended and now administers. Enjoy his reflection on all that he gained from his Catholic school experience and his hope
The countdown to the end of the school year has begun, and it can come with a mix of emotions.
On June 4, we celebrated the moveable feast of Ascension Day. Now, 10 days later, we celebrate Pentecost, which is also a moveable feast...
Graduation is a rite of passage, a symbolic transition in a student’s academic journey that sets him or her on the path to the next stage of life.
What’s a good way to combine your child’s socialization with your own? A parent playdate.
La comunidades de fe hispano/latina de la Arquidiócesis de Hartford han respondido al llamado del Papa Francisco y de la Conferencia de Obispos de los Estados Unidos con el proceso del V Encuentro.
The face of Catholic schools and parishes is changing. Discover how to create a warm, welcoming, and culturally responsive environment that will ultimately result in a growing – and enhanced – parish
Classes for CBS are announced for first year students, classes for all other years also posted on the website.
We all have a definition of a great teacher and maybe have had one in our school experience. One of our teachers, aspiring to be an administrator, writes an article that sincerely and meaningfully des
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The Bible Blog will begin retelling some biblical stories in short mythic segments. They will not replace scripture reading but intend to bring out underlying themes.
Making Sense of the Bible continues to "make sense" for faith communities across the Archdiocese of Hartford.
Before you and your family begin the summer festivities, your child has to make it through finals. Here are some tips that you can pass on to help them get through exam time as successfully and stress
On the 40th day after Easter Sunday, Jesus appeared to his disciples, ascended into Heaven and was seated at the right hand of God. The day commemorating this miracle is called Ascension Day, or Holy
As soon as your child is born, you become their whole world: their caregiver, their teacher, their family. Throughout their life, your child will look to you for guidance whether it be for behavior, b
With summer vacation approaching, you may have started thinking about how you’re going to keep your kids busy on their multiple weeks off. Finding the right summer camp, might just be the answer.
Ten parishioners in New Milford are the first to complete the newest Hartford Catholic Biblical School program, Making Sense of the Bible (CBS 075)
Whichever variation of the Golden Rule you know, it always has the same meaning: Treat others as you would like to be treated. It’s a simple rule that nearly everyone knows, but unfortunately, not eve
History is one of the four strands that make up the exceptional social studies curriculum in the Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Hartford. Yet the classroom isn’t the only place to learn about
As a parent, you want to do everything you can to make sure your child is successful in his or her studies. Because we want to support you in every way we can, we’ve come up with some helpful tips for
Easter is here, so we’ve put together a bunch of activities that you can do with children of any age to celebrate the holiday.
It seems like your baby was just learning to crawl yesterday, and now it’s time to enroll him or her in kindergarten.
There are plenty of little lifestyle changes, also referred to as green living, that will benefit our planet’s health.
The Science Health and Wellness curriculum in our Catholic schools is an integral part of a well-rounded education.
Not long ago, you made your New Year’s resolutions with determination, promising yourself that you would stick to them this year. How are you doing so far?
On March 1, we’ll come together in observance of Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. The following 40 days, not counting Sundays, will represent the time Jesus spent in the wilderness, resisting te
As we move through the first few months of the New Year, this is a great time to rekindle your child’s love of learning.
Deciding which type of school is right for your child is an extremely important responsibility that you have as parents, and you want to make the very best choice.
Let’s make 2017 the year we all reconnect to our faith on a daily basis. How do we do this in the midst of our nonstop lives? Here are some ideas.
Every year, beginning the last week of January, Catholic schools across the nation celebrate Catholic Schools Week, a time to specifically honor the amazing work our schools do in educating the mind,
Indeed the spiritual component of church attendance is clear, but there have also been numerous psychological benefits that people get when they attend weekly Mass.
During the weekend of January 21 and 22, we will be holding the 2017 Catholic High School Collection in the Archdiocese of Hartford.
Odds are that you’ve heard your child say, "When am I ever going to have to use math in real life?" while doing his or her homework. You may even have said the same thing before you became an adult an
These are troubling times with all the violence and ugliness happening all over the world. Children, who are often more observant than we give them credit for, are going to look to you for assurance a
During the week, students who attend the schools in the Archdiocese of Hartford get to experience Catholic culture integrated throughout the curriculum. While on weekends, we offer Continuing Catholic
We know that you are a major influence in your child’s education, and we want to keep providing great resources for you to help your child learn at home. In this blog, we're going to look at some reso
Our academic curriculum is rooted in the notion that lifelong learning advances the development of the whole person, and our Religion classes within the school day serve as additional guidance in fait
The schools in the Archdiocese of Hartford offer well-balanced, healthy lunches to all of our students. But sometimes, nothing beats a good homemade lunch. We've got some great suggestions for your ki
In today’s fast-paced digital society, families sometimes find it challenging to spend quality time together. At the schools in the Archdiocese of Hartford, we understand this struggle and have come u
It is never too early to start your child on the path of Catholic learning, and one great way to introduce him or her to the faith is through picture books.
At the heart of every Catholic education, and one of the things that distinguishes it from that of a non-faith-based one, is our focus on community service.
There are so many apps available that can benefit your tech-savvy young learner, but choosing just a few is hard. That's why we’ve chosen a few of our favorites.
The new school year is upon us, and we have some great tips for getting even your most reluctant-to-let-go-of-summer student quickly back into the swing of things.
A celebrated 100% of Catholic school seniors in the Archdiocese of Hartford graduate, with 99% pursuing further education and training.
Kids can lose two to three months of math and reading progress over the summer vacation. Here are some ways to keep them learning during the break.
Choosing an education for your child is one of the most important decisions you will make as a parent.
We can tell you that Catholic schools have been providing superior education for decades, but we can also show you how the results obtained by outside agencies support our claims.
You may notice that something looks a little different around here. What was previously the Office of Catholic Schools is now called The Office of Education, Evangelization and Catechesis (OEEC).
Qualifying as a Merit Scholar is quite an honor, and having 15 students from the high schools in the Archdiocese of Hartford recognized in a single year is testament to the quality of education our sc
The schools in the Archdiocese of Hartford understand that physical activity and athletic competition are keys to every student’s well-being, and we have integrated them into every one of our programs
One of the things that has always separated a Catholic education from a non-faith-based one is our belief in educating the mind, body, and soul.
We understand that modern technology offers our students opportunities that we could have never imagined possible. This digital world influences the way they learn, the way they communicate, and the o
Academic excellence is measured by much more than standardized test scores. However, it’s difficult to talk about the schools in the Archdiocese of Hartford without reflecting on our students’ achieve
With summer vacation just around the corner, we want to share additional service resources that will offer opportunities for your entire family to go out and make a real difference in the community.
Sometimes, you may need a little help helping with homework. With this in mind, we have created a page on our website that hosts webinars covering trending and need-to-know topics aligned with our 20†
If your young learner is a reluctant reader, don’t panic and don’t give up. First, find out why your child doesn’t like to read.
The Superintendent’s Summa Scholar Award, embodied in an engraved medallion, recognizes high school seniors who will be graduating in the top 5% of their class based on their cumulative grade point av
The schools in the Archdiocese of Hartford foster a culture of educational excellence through critical thinking skills, innovative & rigorous curriculum standards, a global perspective – focusing on m
In celebration of the spiritual and corporal works of mercy, the schools in the Archdiocese of Hartford have compiled videos from our staff and students that demonstrate how we are building a culture
In this blog, we are going to take a look at some of the specific resources we offer to help people to build a better tomorrow for themselves and others.
National Catholic Schools Week is really a great way of bringing everyone together to celebrate and honor the values and truths that make up the foundation of a Catholic school education.
Catholic identity & community are almost synonymous, when you enroll your child in a Catholic school, you immediately become part of our family. Once you’ve joined us, here are some great ways to stay
A wise man named Socrates once said, “Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.”... A sign of an excellent education isn’t just the delivery of knowledge, but also the instilm
Pope Francis values education...In 2014, the Pope expressed his firm belief that parents should have the right to choose a “moral and religious education” for their children.
When you make the decision to send your child to a Catholic elementary school, you are setting him or her upon a journey of superior lifelong learning, both academic and spiritual.
In today’s ever-changing society, it is our duty as parents and educators to prepare our children to face the unique moral challenges they will come upon in life. It is also up to us to educate the wh
What really makes a Catholic school stand out is that Catholic culture is integrated throughout every aspect of the program, designed to educate your child’s mind, body and soul.
In the public school system, zoning decides which school your child attends. On the other hand, if you send your child to a faith-based school, it is up to you to choose where she or he goes.
Why do these requirements matter to you? Well, because the reason you send your child to Catholic school is so she or he can receive an exceptional, above-standard curriculum with an emphasis on moral
“You are not wearing that to school!” Does this sound familiar? Getting your child up and ready for school can be challenging without having an argument over what she or he is going to wear.
Ethics. That’s a loaded word, but what does it mean? Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines ethics as “rules of behavior based on ideas about what is morally good and bad.”
A Catholic education begins at home. That said, as a parent, your role as teacher shouldn’t stop when your child begins school. In fact, the more she or he will look to you for guidance on how to live
There is so much talk about new academic curriculum standards that it could make your head spin. Sure society is constantly changing and the education system needs to change with it, but why fix what
When the Pope has his own Twitter account, you know we’re living in a digital world. On a daily basis, our children are confronted with technology from every direction: smartphones, video games, YouTu
A Catholic school education is so much more than high test scores and graduation rates — although those are certainly remarkable parts of it.
When you enroll your child in a Catholic school, you are making a huge investment in your young learner’s education well beyond the classroom.
Our classrooms are filled with children from different cultural, socioeconomic, and faith backgrounds, all working together.
When we bring our families together, we create a virtuous, loving community that leads to a more humane and just world. No matter what that family looks like.
We know you’ve worked hard to instill core values in your child, teaching right from wrong and the value of education, and we know that your lessons didn’t stop
Getting an education is the basic right of every child, but having that right does not guarantee that the type of school your budding scholar attends will be the best fit for him or her.
Not only is this choice essential for intellectual and spiritual growth, but it also provides the lifelong learner with the necessary skills to excel.
You’ve chosen the perfect school for your child’s needs and completed the enrollment process. Now comes the actual transition and the start of an exciting new adventure!
We all have a mission in life, and that is to do our part in creating a world of good. Core values matter to us and we know they matter to you.
What better way to see why Catholic school is an excellent choice for your child than by hearing from actual parents of Catholic school students and former students, themselves!
Catholic schools integrate rigorous academic curriculum with the teachings of Catholic tradition, providing a superior, well-rounded educational experience.
Public schools are federal institutions with a standard hierarchy. Individual school principals report to the superintendent and the district office.
The Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Hartford believe in educating the whole person — mind, body, and soul.
The Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Hartford believe that a rigorous, well-rounded education should be available to everyone and they welcome students of all faiths, ethnic groups, and socioeco
Why would you send your child to a faith-based school rather than a public school? How different can the education be? School is school, right?
A crucial aspect of selecting a school is to make sure the one you are choosing is best suited to your child’s individual needs.
What is one of the most important things you can do to ensure your child’s bright future?
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