Faithful to Catholic values, The Parish School at St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church sustains an evolving schoolwide learning environment that inspires each learner to achieve his or her God-given potential inside and outside the classroom. Always learning, The Parish School graduates are confident and compassionate young men and women who will make a difference.
Our Parish School is #AlwaysLearning. Our learners don’t just memorize math equations or recite spelling words. They ask questions. They explore. We want them to love not just school – but the process of learning. And learning comes not just through doing things right, but through doing things wrong. We develop resilient, innovative learners who try, grow and achieve.
The Parish School utilizes a standard-based curriculum aligned to the Roman Catholic Church teachings which prepares our learners for high school and beyond. Our faculty and staff continually expose learners to meaningful hands-on experiences, resulting in thoughtful risk-tasking, problem solving and collaboration.
SMALLER CLASSES - IN-DEPTH LEARNING
Not only do we boast an impressive 11:1 instructor-to-student ratio, but we have a unique classroom format. The Lower School is the first in the Diocese to use Departmentalized Platooning. Each class moves as a unit between three classrooms, with a teacher focused on just two subjects. The result – a richer learning experience and expert teachers.
In the Upper School, each learner has eight periods daily on a Waterfall Schedule, the standard for many high schools. The classes are integrated, yet small groups and individualized instruction ensures learners’ needs are met and challenged.
Through our art and music classes and after-school activities like chorus and the Spring Musical, we build creative and confident leaders. And we are one of the only schools to offer Makerspace – a hands-on studio that integrates technology, engineering and creativity with project-based solutions to real-world situations.
Each day, we pray, we serve and we grow in our relationship with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. It is present in the books we read, the history we teach, and the music we sing. Our learners attend weekly mass, provide mentorship through Prayer Partners and participate in service projects and retreats.