History of the Regina Academies: It takes a vision…
It was Mrs. Henkels and her late husband, Paul, who in 2003 had the vision and determination to establish the Regina Academies.
Seeing a need for a rigorous Catholic education firmly rooted in the Magisterium of the Catholic Church, and a curriculum designed to strengthen students in wisdom and virtue, Barbara and Paul set out to introduce students to over two-thousand years of their intellectual and spiritual heritage as Catholics.
The Henkels’ vision has flourished from one school, Regina Coeli Academy founded in Wyndmoor, PA in 2003, to 5 school programs, including:
- Regina Angelorum Academy, Abington (Founded in 2003)
- Regina Luminis Academy, Berwyn (Founded in Downingtown in 2007)
- Regina Academy at St. John the Baptist, Ottsville (Founded in 2012)
- Regina Chesterton Academy at Cardinal O’Hara High School (Founded in 2016)
Founded on the classical liberal arts model of coming to know God as he is revealed in creation, the human person, and the scriptures and Tradition of the Church, students at the Regina Academies come to know themselves as God’s unique and treasured creation. Children know they are loved and come to love in return.
The Regina Movement has the radical goal of changing the world, one family at a time. We entrust each academy and each student to the Blessed Virgin Mary, trusting in her maternal intercession to guide them, and to restore the world for her Son, Jesus Christ.