Why are Catholic schools better than public schools?
Do Catholic School Students Have a Better Chance of Getting Into College? Private schools overall have high graduation rates — about 95 percent on average — and the rate at Catholic schools is even higher: about 97 percent. (By contrast, the public school high school graduation rate is about 84 percent.)
Is Catholic education worth the money?
A study from Michigan State University published in 2011 found that Catholic high school graduates make about 10 percent more than those who graduated from public schools even after taking into account that they tend to have higher IQs and parents that are richer and more educated.
Are Catholic schools good academically?
While previous research has noted that Catholic school students generally outperform public students academically , it has missed the point that Catholic students essentially start off in kindergarten with an advantage that has nothing to do with the schooling itself, he said.
Why is Catholic Education Week important?
The province-wide theme of this year’s Catholic Education Week is Igniting Hope, reminding us that our Catholic schools exist to spread joy and peace in believing; so that our students may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Why do parents choose Catholic schools?
1. Parents believe that their child’s teachers should serve as moral role models. The CARA Institute at Georgetown University confirmed that “strong moral values” is the top reason parents choose to send their child to a Catholic school . Daily lessons in the Catholic faith create a strong foundation for children.
Can you go to a Catholic school and not be Catholic?
Do I have to be Catholic to attend a Catholic school ? No . Catholic schools welcome students and families of many faiths. The curriculum does include religion courses teaching the Catholic faith and values, and students attend regular school masses.
What do Catholics believe?
The central statement of Catholic faith, the Nicene Creed, begins, “I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible.” Thus, Catholics believe that God is not a part of nature, but that God created nature and all that exists.
Why is Catholic school so expensive?
Actually it all comes down to taxes and not faith. All private schools not just Catholic schools are going to cost more than public schools ( in most states) because in most states tax money for education is only shared with the public schools .
What do Catholic schools teach?
Catholic schools are dedicated to educating the whole child—mind, body and spirit—with a focus on the development of intellect, personhood, and relationships.
Why do Catholic schools pay so little?
Catholic schools do not receive funding from the government in the United States because of laws regarding separation of church and state. For this reason, much of the funding for teacher salaries in Catholic schools comes from the tuition students and their parents pay .
What is Catholic Education Week about?
Catholic Education Week is an opportunity for staff, students and families to give thanks for the precious gift of publicly funded Catholic education , and to celebrate the significant contributions that Catholic education has made to our community and world.