A small number of concerned parents decided to investigate how the school had reached this point. They discovered that at its core, the school suffered from a decade-long deterioration of its spiritual foundation. This spiritual decay led to a “Catholic-Lite” environment that was marginally better than that of the public school system. So, the options were clear. Either, allow the school to close and the progression of spiritual decay within Catholic education to continue, or make a stand and do what it would take to reinvent the school by revitalizing authentic Catholic education.
By the middle of 2012 this team of parents had created a business plan that would lead to the creation of the Regina Academy at Saint John The Baptist (RA@SJB). Today, RA@SJB is an incorporated non-profit Pre-K through eighth grade academy fully independent of the Archdiocese, committed to the time-honored and proven classical education model, and built on the bedrock foundation of authentic Catholicism. Since opening, RA@SJB has realized a 24% increase in enrollment.
RA@SJB is led by a fiduciary board of directors, headmaster, faculty and staff dedicated to the spiritual and academic growth and success of its students. Knowing, Loving, Serving, Leading are RA@SJB’s watchwords brought to life daily in its classrooms. This independence has given RA@SJB the freedom to affordably bring to life authentic Catholic education through the time-honored classical education model that is dedicated to academic rigor, critical thinking skills development and application of key supporting technology.
If you believe that your children deserve an authentic Catholic education facilitated by the proven classical education model, taught by faculty who pledge an oath to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church, then The Regina Academy at Saint John The Baptist is for you.
For additional information contact Michael J. Patterson, Headmaster at firstname.lastname@example.org, call 610-847-5523, or visit our website: http://www.sjbottsville.org/. We also invite you to attend one of our upcoming “Knowing Loving Serving” mission tours.
Please know that you all have been and will continue to be in our prayers.
The Board of Regina Academy at St. John the Baptist