“It is Jesus who stirs in you the desire to do something great with your lives, the will to follow an ideal, the refusal to allow yourselves to be grounded down by mediocrity, the courage to commit yourselves humbly and patiently to improving yourselves and society, making the world more human and more fraternal.”
Saint John Paul II
World Youth Day, August 2000
EDUCATION: Formed in His Communion

St. Jerome Academy

St. Jerome Academy welcomes all children of the parish to a Christ-centered education of the whole person.


Welcome to St. Jerome Catholic Academy! We are pleased to offer an educational program that stresses growth in virtue and intellect. We believe that Jesus Christ - the Logos - is both the foundation and goal of our studies, as we survey the history of mankind and develop the skills of observation and analysis.

Our classical curriculum (click for the curriculum) promises a learning adventure that will take our students from Mt. Olympus in ancient Greece to King Arthur's court and St. Benedict's monastery in the Middle Ages. They will learn about Rome's conquests and its ultimate fall, the rise of Christianity through the ages, and the thinking of our Founding Fathers as they embarked on the American experience over two hundred years ago.

We chose the classical model, based on the Trivium, because it is the best reflection of a child's natural learning. In the first years, the Grammar Stage, we emphasize mastery of the building blocks of reading, writing, and math. To achieve this, our students learn chants and rhymes, memorize poetry, and learn phonics and phonemic awareness.

The upper grade student enter the Logic stage, where they will use the information they have mastered in higher-order critical thinking. Here they will formulate and defend arguments, identify the fallacies in positions, and make connections between eternal truths and our world today.

The emphasis on observation and inquiry is threaded through the curriculum, from our hands-on nature studies program to the Ward music method and to fine arts, where rendering is added to observation. In our physical education classes, we honor the gift of physical movement as we learn teamwork and graciousness while we tackle the finer points of soccer, hockey, football, basketball, and baseball.

Each morning when the school bell rings, the learning adventure continues. On behalf of our faculty and staff, I can say that we are honored to be on the journey with our students.

Yours in Christ,

Mr. Daniel Flynn
Principal

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Prayer of Jesus

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation. But deliver us from evil. Amen.


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