A Joyful Exploration of Faith and Reason
Welcome to the Regina Academies!
We are a network of five independent Catholic, classical liberal arts academies serving over 500 students in the greater Philadelphia area. We are three K – 8 schools located in Abington, Ardmore, and Ottsville, and a K – 12 school in Berwyn. We also have a high school program at Cardinal O’Hara High School in Springfield called the Regina Chesterton Program that is a part of the Chesterton Schools Network.
What makes us different from other schools?
It is our classical curriculum that distinguishes us from all other Catholic schools in the Philadelphia region. Our schools are not “Common-Core.” Our “core” has been proven effective over the last 2,500 years of education.
Our schools cultivate wisdom and virtue through the study of the liberal arts and the Great Books. An education in the liberal arts is an education in freedom, because it focuses on truth as it can be known from the natural world, revelation, and the study of humanity through great literature. Our schools are grounded equally in both faith and reason the two wings that allow us to rise to the contemplation of truth.
Jesus said, “You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” Students formed in a Regina Academy are freed to become the individuals God desires them to be.
Also, at the Regina Academies, we focus on the joy of learning rather than the agony of performing. If you were to visit one of our classrooms, you would see a lot of conversation taking place among students and teachers. Our academic standards and performance are high, but teachers don’t lecture. Our teachers challenge students to learn by engaging them in a dialogue. They are challenged to think deeply into the subjects they are discussing, and not merely to memorize material they will be asked to recite back to the teacher on a test.
In the classical liberal arts tradition education is thoughtful, not routine. It only has value to the degree it enables the child to fulfill his or her purpose as a particular human being.
The Regina Academies challenge children and their families in a rigorous academic setting to grow in their knowledge, love, and service to God and one another each day.
We would love to have your family join us in our Joyful Exploration of Faith and Reason.
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