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Catholic schools are education ministries of the Roman Catholic Church. These schools aim to develop their students through participation in the sacramental life of the Church, study of religion and theology, a full curriculum in secular subjects, and a variety of extra-curricular activities. Image File history File links Emblem_of_the_Papacy. ... The Roman Catholic Church or Catholic Church (see terminology below) is the Christian Church in full communion with the Bishop of Rome, currently Pope Benedict XVI. It traces its origins to the original Christian community founded by Jesus Christ and led by the Twelve Apostles, in particular Saint Peter. ... In Christian belief and practice, a sacrament is a rite that mediates divine grace, constituting a sacred mystery. ... At Wikiversity you can learn more and teach others about Theology at: The School of Theology Theology finds its scholars pursuing the understanding of and providing reasoned discourse of religion, spirituality and God or the gods. ... In education, a curriculum (plural curricula) is the set of courses and their contents offered by an institution such as a school or university. ...


Religion is included in the learning experience, and school uniforms are often a requirement for students. While it is common for Catholic schools to require non-Catholic students to take Catholic religion classes and attend the various religious exercises of the school (except in Muslim nations where this is prohibited by law), a requirement that the student must be Catholic to attend a Catholic school is extremely rare.

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Canada

In Canada, publicly funded Catholic schools are referred to as 'separate schools'. While historically Catholic schools received public funding in many provinces, currently most do not. A UN committee has accused the Ontario Ministry of Education of discriminating against non-Catholics by funding Catholic separate schools, but not funding other separate schools. In every province (including Ontario) there are private Catholic schools that do not receive public funding. For more information see Education in Canada. A separate school is a publicly funded school which includes religious education in its curriculum, as opposed to a private school or public school. ... The foundation of the U.N. The United Nations (UN) is an international organization whose stated aims are to facilitate co-operation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress and human rights issues. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman - Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 106 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area Ranked 4th... The Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities are the agencies of the Government of Ontario in the Canadian province of Ontario responsible for government policy, funding, curriculum planning and direction in all levels of public education, including elementary schools, high schools, colleges and universities. ... Education in Canada is provided, funded, and overseen by federal, provincial, and local governments. ...


Public schools in Québec

Public schools in the province of Québec were organized along confessional lines until amendments to the Education Act took effect on July 1, 1998. Thus there existed parallel Catholic and Protestant school boards, financed and controlled by the province, that assured public education. Before 1998, most non-Catholics attended Protestant schools because they did not overly emphasize religious devotion, perhaps due to the variety of beliefs in Protestantism. Catholic schools, on the other hand, incorporated preparatory courses for the Sacraments into the curriculum, celebrated Mass on major feast days, organized retreats and promoted prayer at the beginning of the school day and before meals. Until the changes of 1998, the law required all religion teachers in Catholic schools to be practicing Catholics. Religion courses at the time, while dealing with theology and Church history, were more pastoral in nature, especially in elementary schools. It was thus assumed that a non-believer could not properly instruct children in the Faith. During the 1960s, a terrorist group known as the Front de libération du Québec (FLQ) launched a decade of bombings, robberies and attacks on government offices. ... A British penal law, passed in 1695, prohibiting Catholics from sending their children to get educated abroad. ... July 1 is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 183 days remaining. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean [1]. // Coated in ice, power and telephone lines sag and often break, resulting in power outages. ... Protestantism is a general grouping of denominations within Christianity. ... A Devotion in Christianity has come to mean time spent alone or in a small group of people reading and studying the Bible in a way as it relates to ones spiritual health and wellbeing. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... A sacrament is a Christian rite that mediates divine grace. ... Unsolved problems in physics: What causes anything to have mass? The U.S. National Prototype Kilogram, which currently serves as the primary standard for measuring mass in the U.S. Mass is the property of a physical object that quantifies the amount of matter and energy it is equivalent to. ... The Forum for European-Australian Science and Technology Cooperation (FEAST) is a non-government organisation aimed at highlighting and developing collaborative research activities between Europe (European countries and the European Union) and Australia. ... Look up retreat in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Mary Magdalene in prayer. ...


The reforms of 1998 organized school boards along linguistic lines — English and French — and reduced their number, among other things. Masses are no longer celebrated in former Catholic schools and teachers cannot lead children in prayer which is not inclusive (for instance, the Hail Mary is particular to Catholics). The move towards secularism, however, is not yet complete. Religion courses are still offered in schools, though students can choose to follow moral education courses instead. Furthermore, while schools in multicultural neighborhoods quickly removed their crucifixes and requested name changes (most Catholic schools had been named after saints), many schools in Catholic or immigrant neighborhoods passively resisted the changes. For example, crucifixes still hang on classroom walls in many schools in the east end of Montréal, which is predominantly French and Italian. Hail Mary (disambiguation). ... {{Canadian City/Disable Field={{{Disable Motto Link}}}}} Motto: Concordia Salus (Salvation through harmony) Ville de Montréal, Québec, Canada Location. ...


Before the reforms of 1998, each Catholic and Protestant school board had an English and a French sector. The importance of either sector varied from region to region and board to board.


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United States

In the United States, Catholic schools are accredited by independent and/or state agencies, and teachers are generally certified. Catholic elementary and secondary schools receive virtually no government funding (though government funded classroom equipment such as overhead projectors have been provided, but restricted from use in Catholic religion classes) and are supported through tuition payments, and fund raising. Most Catholic schools are operated by a local parish community, a diocese or archdiocese, or a religious order. A parish is a type of administrative subdivision. ... Pope Pius XI blesses Bishop Stephen Alencastre as fifth Apostolic Vicar of the Hawaiian Islands in a Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace window. ...

Mater Dei High School a small Catholic High School in New Jersey
Mater Dei High School a small Catholic High School in New Jersey

The majority of Catholic schools in the United States accept students of all religions, ethnic backgrounds, and ability. However, it is a common expectation that non-Catholic students take Catholic religion classes and participate in the religious exercises of the school.Students do not have to join the church officially, just participate in the classes. The person who oversees the church for the diocese and the parish as a whole is typically the parish priest. While his bishop has the title of superintendent, as a practical matter the actual task of superintending is usually left to the parish priest. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 768 pixel, file size: 202 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Mater Dei High School in New Monmouth, New Jersey. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 768 pixel, file size: 202 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Mater Dei High School in New Monmouth, New Jersey. ... See below for Mater Dei High School, Breese, Illinois. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles. ... A parish is a type of administrative subdivision. ...


National Catholic Education Association

According to the National Catholic Education Association [1], the United States had 7,589 Catholic schools in 2005-2006, including 6,386 elementary schools and 1,203 secondary schools. In total, there were 2,363,220 students, including 1,726,773 students in the elementary/middle schools and 636,477 high schools (these numbers may be slightly inaccurate because of hurricanes Rita and Katrina).[citation needed] Lowest pressure 895 mbar (hPa)[1] Damages $10 billion (2005 USD)[1] Fatalities 7 direct, 113 indirect Areas affected Bahamas, Florida, Cuba, Yucatán Peninsula, Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, Arkansas Part of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season Hurricane Rita is the fourth-most intense Atlantic hurricane ever recorded and the most... Lowest pressure 902 mbar (hPa; 26. ...


New Zealand

In New Zealand, Catholic schools are termed 'integrated schools' for the purposes of funding. Effectively, this means that teachers' salaries and learning materials are publicly funded, but school property is not. New Zealand Catholic schools are built on land owned by the diocese; if the government were to fund Catholic school property it would be transferring wealth to the bishop, breaking the separation of church and state. Pope Pius XI blesses Bishop Stephen Alencastre as fifth Apostolic Vicar of the Hawaiian Islands in a Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace window. ... Constantines Conversion, depicting the conversion of Emperor Constantine the Great to Christianity, by Peter Paul Rubens. ...


See also

A Christian school is a school run on Christian principles or by a Christian organization. ... A boarding school is an educational institution where some or all pupils not only study, but also live, amongst their peers. ... A liberal arts college is an institution of higher education found in the United States, offering programs in the liberal arts at the post-secondary level. ... A parochial school (or faith school) is a type of private school which engages in religious education in addition to conventional education. ... Private schools, or independent schools, are schools not administered by local, state, or national government, which retain the right to select their student body and are funded in whole or in part by charging their students tuition rather than with public (state) funds. ... The term public school has two distinct meanings: elementary or secondary school supported and administered by state and local officials, or, in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, a private or independent, fee-paying school, generally not coeducational, which prepares pupils for university. ... A public school, in current English, Welsh and Northern Ireland usage, is a (usually) prestigious independent school, for children usually between the ages of 11 or 13 and 18, which charges fees and is not financed by the state. ...

External links

  • National Catholic Educational Association – more information on Catholic schools in the United States
  • Catholic Colleges and Universities in the United States
  • Catholic Schools List of Catholic schools in Australia
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By funding: Free educationPrivate schoolPublic schoolIndependent schoolIndependent school (UK)Grammar schoolCharter school Students in Rome, Italy. ... A large elementary school in Magome, Japan. ... Middle school (also known as intermediate school or junior high school) covers a period of education that straddles primary education and secondary education, serving as a bridge between the two. ... Main article: Secondary education High school is a name used in some parts of the world, and particularly in North America, to describe the last segment of compulsory education. ... Free education is a policy stance in politics that ensures education for its citizens up to a certain level. ... Private schools, or independent schools, are schools not administered by local, state, or national government, which retain the right to select their student body and are funded in whole or in part by charging their students tuition rather than with public (state) funds. ... The term public school has two distinct meanings: elementary or secondary school supported and administered by state and local officials, or, in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, a private or independent, fee-paying school, generally not coeducational, which prepares pupils for university. ... An independent school is a school which is not dependent upon national or local government for financing its operation and is instead operated by tuition charges, gifts, and perhaps the investment yield of an endowment. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Independent school. ... Grammar school can refer to various types of schools in different English-speaking countries. ... Charter schools are publicly funded elementary or secondary schools in the United States which have been freed from some of the rules, regulations, and statutes that apply to other public schools, in exchange for some type of accountability for producing certain results, which are set forth in each charter school...


By style of education: Day schoolFree schoolAlternative schoolParochial schoolBoarding schoolMagnet schoolCyberschool • K-12 A day school is an institution where children are given educational instruction only during the day and after which children return to their homes. ... A free school is a decentralized network in which skills, information, and knowledge are shared without hierarchy and the institutional environment of formal schooling. ... It has been suggested that Alternative high school be merged into this article or section. ... A parochial school (or faith school) is a type of private school which engages in religious education in addition to conventional education. ... A boarding school is an educational institution where some or all pupils not only study, but also live, amongst their peers. ... In the U.S. system of education, a magnet school is a public school which offers innovative courses, specialized training, etc. ... Cyberschool is an education program in which normal curriculum is taught in an online forum, instead of inside of a classroom. ... K-12 (Pronounced Kay through twelve or just Kay twelve) is the North American designation for primary and secondary education. ...


By scope: Compulsory educationComprehensive schoolVocational schoolUniversity-preparatory schoolUniversity Compulsory education is education which children are required by law to receive and governments to provide. ... A Comprehensive school is a type of school providing secondary level education in England or Wales. ... A vocational school, providing vocational education and also as referred to as a trade school or career college, and school was operated for the express purpose of giving its students the skills needed to perform a certain job or jobs. ... A university-preparatory school or college-preparatory school (usually abbreviated to preparatory school, college prep school, or prep school) is a private secondary school designed to prepare a student for higher education. ... Representation of a university class, 1350s. ...


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