Father Stravinskas Dismisses Homeschooling
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My son was homeschooled through grade 12. Not a dork. Not socially backwards. He is a seminarian. :)

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009...t-problem/
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Christendom College

www.Christendom.edu (Front Royal, VA)

Comments on Catholic Homeschoolers from the Director of Admissions:

    Homeschoolers do very well at Christendom College. Each year approximately 50% of the incoming class comes to us from a homeschool background, although many more have been homeschooled at one point in their elementary or secondary education. One of the things we have noticed about our homeschooled students is their incredible ability to read voraciously and also to comprehend what they have read. I think this is something particular to the homeschooled student because they tend to have a little extra time during their week to read for pleasure. This ability to read quickly and comprehend what they have read comes in very handy at Christendom. In all of our classes at Christendom, we require lots of in-class reading, but also out-of-class reading, as well as much recommended reading materials. The homeschooler certainly seems to handle the vast amounts of reading very well.

    Christendom does not necessarily recruit homeschoolers over others, but since Christendom’s main focus is on providing an authentic Catholic liberal arts education in the context of a fully Catholic culture, homeschoolers are definitely attracted to it. Many parents have made the choice to homeschool their children because they are not too happy with today’s culture and they want to keep some of the bad aspects of today’s culture out of their childrens’ lives. At Christendom, the college seeks to help parents in their roles of primary educators and works hard to not only keep bad things out of the campus culture, but to provide a good Catholic culture in its place.

    In fact, at Christendom, one of the slogans used to advertise the school is, “Catholicism is the air that we breathe.” It doesn’t really get much more Catholic than that! The Cardinal Newman Society, in its guide, “Choosing a Catholic College,” states about Christendom: “While some colleges in this Guide may match its Catholic commitment, it is unlikely that any exceeds it.”

    Thomas McFadden
    Director of Admissions
    Christendom College
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(05-31-2011, 09:32 PM)Kopp Wrote: Christendom College

www.Christendom.edu (Front Royal, VA)

Comments on Catholic Homeschoolers from the Director of Admissions:

    Homeschoolers do very well at Christendom College. Each year approximately 50% of the incoming class comes to us from a homeschool background, advertise the school is, “Catholicism is the air that we breathe.” It doesn’t really get much more Catholic than that! The Cardinal Newman Society, in its guide, “Choosing a Catholic College,” states about Christendom: “While some colleges in this Guide may match its Catholic commitment, it is unlikely that any exceeds it.”

    Thomas McFadden
    Director of Admissions
    Christendom College

Of course, Seton Home Study is a feeder school for Christendom. I'd love to know the precentage of the homeschoolers there taht are Seton grads, I'd bet it is at least 30%. Same with TAC and MODG. They are very intertwined. My counselor at MODG was a bit put out that my dd wasn't even applying to TAC as it seems the majority of MODG grads at lesat apply.
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