Most schools today are geared toward college and career-readiness. These schools aren’t forming children to be saints, say classical education advocates.
Three years ago, Sacred Heart Academy in Grand Rapids, Michigan was a failing school. It was down to 69 students in the entire K-12 program, employed only six teachers, and was a financial “drain on the parish,” according to the school’s provost, Zach Good.
This fall, however, the school—which is 100 years old and was formerly known as Sacred Heart of Jesus School—will be approaching an enrollment of 300 students (with new families continuing to inquire about enrollment), and the financial situation has greatly improved, as have the school’s intellectual and spiritual cultures, said Good.
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