WELCOME AQUINAS FAMILIES -- to the 2014-15 school year! We offer up all our endeavors to the Most High, the source and summit of all that is True, Good, and Beautiful - God! We pray that we may SEE what He is showing us, HEAR what He is telling us, LEARN about Him (and ourselves in the process), and SERVE Him by bringing His light to others.
"Have no anxiety about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, will keep your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, do; and the God of peace will be with you." - St. Paul: Philippians 4:6-9
Prayer of St. Thomas
Grant me, O Lord my God, a mind to know you, a heart to seek you, wisdom to find you, conduct pleasing to you, faithful perseverance in waiting for you, and a hope of finally embracing you. Amen.
Aquinas Learning is a classical education mentoring program which guides students toward wisdom and virtue. Students meet once a week for a class day with their mentors and peers and, using materials and on-line support that we provide, continue the curriculum with their parents and siblings at home.
By studying the liberal arts and discussing the great ideas of Western civilization, in full communion with the Catholic Church, students develop a taste and love for what is true, good, and beautiful and the skills of thinking, writing, reading, speaking, and listening through:
· Good books (as a precursor to the Great Books) with Socratic discussions;
· Core subject discussions (catechism, history, science, and civics);
· Memory practice (Latin, grammar, timeline, and geography);
· Fine arts studies (music and art appreciation, chants, and art projects);
· Science experiments (exploring the spendor of order in God’s creation);
· Oral presentations (elocution, listening, and note-taking skills); and
· Language arts (IEW, grammar, diagramming, copy work, spelling, and
Students form a habit of mind, that of being inquisitive, perceptive, ordered, and contemplative which leads to moral and intellectual virtue, right reason applied to right action following God’s will for them.