Regina Academy students consistently score in the 85th to 99th percentile on nationally standardized tests of academic achievement.
Why? The rigorous classical curriculum at the Regina Academies is focused on guiding students to an honest relationship with the Truth, who is Jesus Christ. Through that relationship, children learn they have a God-given purpose, and that they are a special and unique creation with gifts to be used in service to others.
That is not to say we are a church posing as a school. In the Catholic tradition, the incarnation is the foundation of a classical liberal arts education. School should prepare children for life, and life as a Catholic sees Christ in all things. He should be our guide and motivation for all of life’s decisions and activity.
We as human persons are an inseparable unity of body and soul, so it is senseless to think that education of the mind can be separated from formation in faith. One informs the other. That is why a Regina education is a “Joyful Exploration of Faith and Reason.”
We form students in faith and reason to sharpen the intellect and strengthen the desire for the good. That’s the only way we can be truly free and not enslaved to contemporary addictions like technology, radical individualism, materialism, or scientism. They fail at every level to bring true freedom and happiness to human persons.
Formation of the mind and spirit in wisdom and virtue gives content to belief, informs the emotions, and strengthens the will. It inspires wonder, leading to a deeper and more committed love of God, and an understanding that love of God must be completed, as Jesus said, in love of neighbor.
Students leave the Regina Academies ready to grapple with the larger questions of life. They question developments in culture that are contrary to human reason and divine revelation, and to articulate the synthesis of what they have come to understand in their earlier years of learning.
The proof of the effectiveness of a classical liberal arts education is in the statistics. The scores in the chart show how students educated in classical Christian schools perform compared to others.