WORLDVIEW AND EDUCATION
A person’s worldview is the ultimate filter that processes all of the information that flows through a person’s mind. It forms the basis of the value system that will guide the daily choices of a person. These daily choices will ultimately determine the character and destiny of an individual.
School is one of the primary influences that helps to mold the worldview of its students. The worldview presented in the school will either reinforce or undermine the worldview that the parents are hoping to instill in their children.
A school’s worldview is on display in the classroom, in the textbooks, in the homework assignments and in the testing of their students.
An article in today’s (1/13) Intelligencer -presented a story about a Pennridge High School math homework question that was framed in the context of sexual assault.
Read Philly.com article here.
Read the Intelligencer article here.
In so doing, they disclosed a piece of their worldview. This is an opportunity for parents to determine if the school’s worldview is congruent with their own. For many parents the secular public school worldview may be the right choice. Others may wish to pursue a different choice
At The Regina Academy at St. John the Baptist we offer another choice in worldview. A worldview that is very simply stated in the opening words of a prayer called the Apostles Creed, “We believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth.” In our Classical Liberal Arts Curriculum, your child will be exposed to teachers, classrooms, curriculum, text books, homework assignments and test questions that will focus on Truth, Beauty and Goodness. Our worldview is formed on objective truth and is designed to launch our students on a lifetime pursuit of virtue. We believe that virtue is the pathway to the peace, love and joy that we all desire for our children.
The Regina Academy at St. John the Baptist offers the community of Upper Bucks a choice in educational worldview. Please feel free to visit with us.
The Regina Academy at St John the Baptist, 4040 Durham Rd., Ottsville, PA 18942
Brian M. Middleton
Chairman of the Board
Regina Academy at St. John the Baptist