If you and your spouse are religious, chances are you probably want your children to follow in your footsteps. It can be hard though in today's world to keep your faith at the top of your children's minds. You can set the rules and the moral code at home, but it can be more difficult to accomplish this once your child leaves for school and starts interacting with others outside your home.
If you want your child to keep Catholic values close to their heart wherever they go, one way to accomplish this goal might be to send them to a Catholic high school. Here's how your child can benefit from enrolling in a Catholic school.
1. Fatih is Made a Part of Their Daily Life
When your child goes to a public school, the only opportunity for religious immersion will likely come from attending Sunday school or Mass, as well as what you are teaching your kids within your own home. If you want your child to grow up with a strong religious foundation, a Catholic school can help. Religion is part of the regular course work at a Catholic school much in the same way that math or science is. What's more, the students will also be expected to demonstrate strong morals throughout the school day even if they are not currently in their religion class.
2. Your Children Will Be Supervised by Adults Who Share Your Values
Religious beliefs can differ from family to family, but if you are Catholic, there are at least some core tenants that you would expect any other Catholic to support. When your local Catholic high school goes to hire teachers or administrators, they are also searching for adults who share these same Catholic values. In other words, your child won't just receive a religious or moral education from only the nuns or the priests; each adult in the school from the math teacher to the gym teacher will likely believe in the school's mission to guide your children towards a moral life.
3. A Sense of Community
When your child attends a Catholic high school, they will be going to school with other students who share the same beliefs and general worldview that they do. Most Catholic high schools form close-knit communities with both the students and the families staying involved in the educational process.
Contact a local Catholic high school today for more information.