Living Bridges Education Program meets every week during the school year. Our Enrichment Program on Wednesdays includes Holy Mass and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Our children fully participate in the ministry of lecturing, singing, playing musical instruments and serving at the altar. We have visiting priests who are really blessed by our children and parents’ reverence for the Eucharist. Our subjects vary each quarter, based on the gifts and talents available to share in our parents and visiting teachers. We have had Music, Theater, Religious Studies, Art and Socratic Discussions. We also provide nursery and pre-school programs, such as Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. This is truly family-based religious education and fine arts enrichment.
Living Bridges has recently expanded our school to include an Academic Program on Mondays and Thursdays at St. Mary’s School in Phoenixville, PA. This is a unique approach to family-based, authentic Catholic education.
Goals of our overall education program are:
This Academic program, meeting Mondays and Thursdays promotes a team approach to education, bringing together the student, parent, teacher, priest and Living Bridges’ coordination.
The classical curriculum upholds academic excellence as its aim. The core subjects taught during these days are: English grammar, religion, mathematics, history, science and Latin. The small class size allows the curriculum to be modified and adjusted to meet the specific needs of our children. This program will be offered to children in kindergarten through 8th grade. Teachers will instruct on curriculum materials for two days each week. Parents are then responsible to spend the other days at home, overseeing the assignments given the day before.
Many families choose home-based education as a viable alternative for their children, seeking to center their home life on a vibrant faith and lived experience of the domestic church. The Catechism of the Catholic Church states, “The Christian home is the place where children receive the first proclamation of the faith. For this reason the family home is rightly called ‘the domestic church,’ a community of grace and prayer, a school of human virtues and of Christian charity.” (Catechism, 1666)