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5 Benefits of a Faith-Based Education

Posted August 1st, 2018

If you’ve looked at school options, you’ve realized that many private schools are vying for your attention. But what about the distinctive category of private schools that offer faith-based education? What makes them different and why should you consider one for your son? Consider five real benefits of choosing a Catholic high school before you make up your mind about a school!

Faith-Based Education = Clear-Cut Values

Many parents lament that schools today don’t seem to bear much resemblance to those they attended. Changes in our society have eroded some of the core values that were once almost universally accepted. Fortunately, a Catholic high school has the freedom to teach from a biblical perspective, emphasizing the spiritual and moral values contained in the gospel of Jesus Christ. Parents who want their high schoolers to embrace their Catholic faith and traditions will appreciate a school that’s an ally in that objective.

You’ll Find Scholarship That Makes a Difference

It’s natural to want your child to study in a challenging academic climate, and that’s why it’s important to look for a fully-accredited school with a track record of high achievement and positive outcomes.  But a faith-based school doesn’t just emphasize scholarship for scholarship’s sake. Rather, it leads to successful graduates of strong conviction who are well prepared for college and beyond, ready to make a profound difference in the world around them.

There’s A Healthy View of Life

In a life filled with uncertainties, faith-based education helps students develop deeper confidence in God and in their own God-given abilities and gifts. Mutual respect is emphasized and modeled and creates a positive and encouraging atmosphere where students are welcomed and nurtured. The overall result is a healthy and optimistic perspective on life.

Students Join in a Shared Purpose

Have you ever reflected on what it means to be part of something bigger than yourself? That sense of belonging and purpose is what you’ll find in an all-boys Catholic school that seeks to create a “compassionate Brotherhood of Christian Gentlemen.” Those words point to qualities of character and integrity that would make any parent proud! The Brotherhood is described by students as a bond that feels like “family.” It establishes a loyal camaraderie of lifelong friends with shared values!

Receive Solid Preparation Based on a Worthy Mission

Perhaps you’ve heard the old saying, “If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything.” That’s why prospective parents should take a careful look at a school’s mission statement when they’re considering school options. Does the mission check all the boxes to achieve the goals you have for your son? Does it incorporate equal emphases on mind, spirit, and service? Does it provide the faith foundation that so many schools lack? Is it based on biblical values and the traditions of the Church?

Consider the opening words of St. Augustine Prep’s Mission: “Setting hearts on fire with a passionate search for Truth, Unity, and Love.” Parents and students who choose St. Augustine Prep find an exceptional school that kindles intellectual growth, creates a compassionate Brotherhood of Christian Gentlemen, promotes virtues of compassion and love, and excels in service.

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Since classes began in 1959, St. Augustine Prep has educated and nurtured young men in grades nine through twelve in the tradition of St. Augustine, a revered fourth-century Catholic monk who led a life that blended intellectual rigor, contemplation, and service to others.

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