|By Kfischer (Kfischer) on Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 06:47 pm: Edit|
I'm doing some research on how Catholic schools are becoming increasingly non-Catholic. Seems like they enroll more and more non-Catholics and academics is now more important than teaching Catholicism. Any one here attend Catholic schools? Is it all that Catholic, or is it just like any other private school? Do your teachers even care if you're not Catholic?
|By Sopranosweety6 (Sopranosweety6) on Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 10:43 pm: Edit|
I go to catholic school and there are girls that aren't catholic but most are. Even the girls that aren't catholic are required to take theology courses, go to all masses, attended all retreats, and complete community service. Our principal is a nun and so are many teachers. My school truly is a catholic school. However, that is not to say that we don't put a HUGE emphasis on academics and just as large an emphasis on athletics.
Any questions just ask.
|By Mazzystar (Mazzystar) on Monday, October 04, 2004 - 11:36 pm: Edit|
My school is pretty darn Catholic, but the students aren't. Although the majority of the girls are Catholic, most of us aren't practacing Cahtolics.
We all attend retreats, we all have to take theology, we all have to do community service, and go to mass and what not.
We all party, many of us a little too much, we work hard, we excell in our athletics, and the teachers don't care if we're Catholic or not.
We're always debating (conservatives vs. liberals)
The academics are much more important than the theology, even if the school won't admit it.
We have one nun for a teacher, she teaches Alg II.
I'm really just getting by at my catholic school. If I had it my way, I'd be up at Loomis Chaffee right now.
|By Somecanadianguy (Somecanadianguy) on Tuesday, October 05, 2004 - 12:30 am: Edit|
Well my perspective is a bit different because in Canada Catholic schools are publically funded and constitute the "separate school board." As such we accept all students without discrimination and therefore have between 5 and 15% who are of a different religion (Hindus etc, not just diff Christian), we then have about 20-30% who are agnostic or atheistic (likely larger, but this is likely closer to 50 or more%) of the rest, 3 of 4 a non-practicing. Finally, we have a few people who are actually practicing. Teachers tend to be quite Catholic, even though some are not. Although no teachers are nuns, we have a chaplain in the school (full-time). All students are required to take a religion course (gr11 is world relgions, and gr12 is philosophy) every year, although you do not have to pass if you have sufficient credits. We have a uniform, although now even some regular public schools are moving to that policy now; however this is abused as kilts are hiked up and shirts are neither tucked in nor buttoned up. In general, our punishments seem quite severe (fight or drug offense is AUTOMATIC 10 day suspension no questions asked) and they pay quite a bit attention to lates and truants, although other rules (*COUGH* drugs *COUGH*) are not enforced.
btw out of the schools in our region, with some who are almost 3 times out size, we have the best rep in terms of school spirit, some sports, overall academics, and as the best high school overall for atmosphere/safety/'morals'
|By Kfischer (Kfischer) on Tuesday, October 05, 2004 - 12:18 pm: Edit|
Mazzy and Soprano: So, from your perspective, which is more important to the students/parents at your school, Catholicism or academics? What about from your teachers' point of view? It sounds like the schools don't care too much about your religion as long as you get your work done, or am i overstating that?
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