Catholic Education Honor Roll
National Catholic Education Honor Roll
Regina Pacis Academy has received recognition from the Cardinal Newman Society as a Catholic Education Honor Roll School. The Cardinal Newman Society began recognizing Catholic high schools and colleges in 2004 as a resource for those looking for authentically Catholic schools with a rigorous academic program. Regina Pacis Academy is among one of the very first elementary schools in the country to have received this honor. A thorough internal and external review of our program was necessary to receive this recognition and the title speaks to the character of our school’s Board of Trustees, staff, and, most importantly, of the students and families at Regina Pacis Academy. Click here to view our application for Catholic Education Honor Roll.
Principles of Catholic Identity in Education
Principles of Catholic Identity in Education articulates elements the Church expects to find in all Catholic schools and which distinguish them from other schools. The principles are derived from Church documents related to education, including the documents of Vatican II, documents from the Vatican Congregation for Catholic Education, and the writings of various Popes. The five principles are:
1. Inspired by Divine Mission
2. Models Christian Communion and Identity
3. Encounters Christ in Prayer, Scripture, and Sacrament
4. Integrally Forms the Human Person
5. Imparts a Christian Understanding of the World
Each principle includes a summary which is comprehensive, yet concise, and reflects the language found in the Church documents. At their core, the Principles reflect the beauty and the breadth of the Vatican documents on Catholic education. The Church’s vision for Catholic education is rooted in her vision for humanity, raised to sainthood in Christ. In other words, students should develop a love for truth, a desire to know God’s creation, and virtue. And this is precisely what we strive to help our students do every day at Regina Pacis Academy!