At Holy Family Cathedral School we recognize that, given the complexities of our world, parents need all the help they can get in the momentous work of educating their children. Rarely in history has the task of education been more pressing or more perilous. What is at stake is not only the happiness of our children here on earth but also and especially their eternal happiness hereafter. This real and much-neglected tension has led our school community to adopt a curriculum which is thoroughly classical and strongly Catholic, an education for freedom in virtue and in holiness.
As the ancient philosopher Aristotle has written, “A small mistake in the beginning leads to a great one in the end.” Misunderstandings of the human person are all too common and have devastating implications for education. As Ryan S. Topping has observed in The Case for Catholic Education, “Two generations ago the Catholic view of the human person was abandoned by many educators, and often unintentionally, in favor of alien anthropologies. This turn in theory has led to confusion in practice.” Topping goes on to observe that “many Catholic educators … have drunk deeply from the wells of secular philosophy.”
Leaving aside the wells of secularism and seeking more pure and healthful waters, Holy Family Cathedral School eagerly makes the case for the fullness of the Catholic Tradition,