The first day of school is right around the corner, and families are enjoying the rest of summer while also getting ready the new year.
School supply lists and outfits for first-day photos come to mind, and so does the most important decision: where to send your child every day. As you think about a Catholic education for your child, consider what parents and students say about Catholic schools in the Diocese of Grand Rapids:
"Our children are absolutely thriving at Divine Providence Academy! Our 3rd grader recently tested at an 8th grade level in both math and reading, our 2nd grader tested at a 4th grade level in both math and reading, and our preschooler is showing great beginning reading skills! Don't be afraid to check out our awesome little school!"
"We are blessed to be part of the SS. Peter and Paul, Holy Trinity and West Catholic families. We are blessed to have these schools, [their principals], and their staff preparing our children for the future."
"I am writing this note to thank you for the best experience in education that any of my children have ever experienced. Last night, our daughter graduated from Saint Thomas the Apostle. My husband and I are both so grateful for the care, the sense of community and the loving embrace that Saint Thomas provided as we relocated here four years ago. Our daughter flourished at Saint Thomas. From the wonderful teachings in our faith, to the exciting and challenging academics in science, math, and language arts, she learned and grew in her experiences."
"I had the pleasure of attending the Ash Wednesday morning Mass with your [San Juan Diego Academy] students. I was very impressed with their participation in the Mass. They were all so well behaved, even the littlest student. I know that is not always easy for children. I also noticed them helping each other: the older kids helping the younger kids, sitting with them, etc. It's a wonderful thing to see."
"When I go to Ludington Area Catholic School, I learn many things. One thing that I would like to talk about is my faith. I go to this Catholic school to learn more about my faith, and to strengthen my connection with God. We have religion as a subject every day in school. We talk about the Bible and talk about our faith."
There's still time to enroll in a Diocese of Grand Rapids Catholic school for this coming academic year. See a map of all of our schools here, and please contact us to learn more and to ask about our Welcome Scholarships for new families.