Principles and Resources for Catholic Education - Cardinal Newman Society

Principles and Resources for Catholic Education

Overview Cover ImagePrinciples of Catholic Identity in Education articulates elements the Church expects to find in all Catholic schools and which distinguish them from other schools. The principles are derived from Church documents related to education, including the documents of Vatican II, documents from the Vatican Congregation for Catholic Education, and the writings of various Popes. The five principles are:

  1. Inspired by Divine Mission
  2. Models Christian Communion
  3. Encounters Christ in Prayer, Scripture, and Sacraments
  4. Integrally Forms the Human Person
  5. Imparts a Christian Understanding of the World

Each principle includes a summary which is comprehensive, yet concise, and reflects the language found in the Church documents.

View the Principles Resources:

Overview

Questions for Assessment and Reflection

Faculty and Staff In-Service

Board Reflection

Parent Guide

Principles and Sources in Church Teaching (available soon)

Selected Church Documents for Reflection 

Church Documents for School Teachers: Annotated Bibliography

Download the Principles Resources:

Overview

Questions for Assessment and Reflection

Faculty and Staff In-Service 

Board Reflection 

Parent Guide

Principles and Sources in Church Teaching (available soon)