Our Lady of Hope Child Services
The Lower School
The top priorities in the elementary education of children are the proper development of their core sensory and intellectual faculties of fine and gross motor skills, imagination, and memory. Equally as important is fostering of a learning atmosphere such that the child isemotionally engaged and motivated in learning, to exercise intellect, imagination and memory in an emotionally satisfying way. Lastly, the student must possess and grow the moral virtues which enable receptivity to learning and taking direction by right reason (normally exercised by the teacher).
Thus the lower school curriculum is structured so as to accomplish four primary objectives by teaching proper habits:
1. Helping students develop a healthy emotional connection with the classroom experience (wonder);
2. Helping students develop their sense faculties to appropriately engage the physical world (motor skills);
3. Helping students develop precision in their imaginative faculties so as to appropriately represent reality (healthy imaginations).
4. Providing students with the learning tools they need to further engage reality (e.g., listening and speaking, reading, writing, measuring, etc.).
The Middle School
The middle school experience utilizes the students natural capacity for wonder to engage the faculties developed throughout the Lower School experience and further develop the moral and intellectual faculties that enable proper judgment and reason. Here again, such development primarily takes the form of an intellectually elevating conversation between the teacher, the students and the texts themselves. Through such conversation, the student is challenged to reason properly (i.e., support conclusions with evidence) and learn to make right-ordered judgments (i.e., identify distinctions between real things).
Proficiency in reading is emphasized in all of our courses, as it is essential to all other studies.
Holy Cross Academy
|4020 Barrington Rd.
Oneida, New York 13421
Tel: (315) 363-1669
P.O. Box 240
Durhamville, New York 13054
|Administrator: Teri Maciag
Holy Cross Academy
Coed: Grades 7-12
Member, Catholic High School Honor Roll, Top 50 Schools:
2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007
Civic Education 2010-11
Holy Cross Academy is an independent junior-senior high school located in Oneida, New York, teaching in the Catholic tradition and faithful to the Magisterium. While the Academy remains completely independent and private, it is recognized by the New York State Department of Education and operates with the blessing of the Diocese of Syracuse.
It is essential for the Catholic family to grow in a Christian mentality and preserve its Catholic identity, and this is strengthened through participation in a truly Catholic community. The community at Holy Cross Academy is an extension of the family joining those with common tradition, beliefs and goals.
At Holy Cross Academy, all subject matter is unified through its foundation in the truth, enlightened by the Catholic Faith. Students learn to develop as rational beings: how to reason, think logically and make sound judgements. They also learn to develop as spiritual beings: how to make correct moral decisions, grow closer to God and develop a deeper love for the Faith, the Sacraments and their neighbor.
The vision of Holy Cross Academy is to provide a unique opportunity for youth: an opportunity to develop into the future leaders of the community, of the Church and of their families. Holy Cross Academy believes that our greatest gift to the future is our children. The work accomplished today will generate the fruits and rewards of tomorrow.
The nature of the curriculum is classical and traditional: emphasizing Western and Christian heritage, covering all the major areas of the liberal arts as well as many supplemental courses.
Holy Cross Academys vision is to instill an appreciation for the rich culture and tradition of the Catholic Church and expose students to elements of classic works. Each student is encouraged to actualize his potential. No student is left behind.
Successful completion of classes will fully prepare students to advance and perform beyond New York State Regents requirements.
The Academy employs highly qualified, experienced teachers who are committed to the students, the curriculum and to the Churchs teachings. Many volunteer and those who are paid receive very little for the work they do. This is truly an apostolate, built upon dedication and sacrifice.
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