Attend one of our Open Houses!
We are excited to host several opportunities for prospective families to attend an Open House for the 2024-25.
January 10, 2024 – Welcome Wednesday Explore grades 1 – 5
January 17, 2024 – Welcome Wednesday Explore our Middle School
January 24, 2024 – Welcome Wednesday Explore PreK – Pre-First
We invite you to discover School of the Cathedral, a co-ed Catholic parish school for students in grades Pre-K4 – Eighth Grade, this winter! Learn how we are empowering students to succeed as confident, independent leaders by fostering their spiritual strength and challenging them to achieve academic excellence in a 21st-century environment. We look forward to your visit!
Why Attend A Catholic School Open House?
Most Schools offer an event during the school year referred to as an Open House. The objective of these activities is to allow parents and guardians to become acquainted with the school and the upcoming school year.
There are occasions when parents with many children may not feel compelled to attend an event because they have “been there, done that” already. Frequently, we encourage parents not to mix a child’s memories with those of other children or even their own. Don’t forget that this is a new experience for this child; they have never encountered the provided material, the curriculum may have changed, or the teachers may be different. Here are a few reasons why you should attend an Open House at a Catholic school this Fall.
1. Meet the Teachers & Administrative Staff
This will demonstrate to the teacher that you are serious about parental engagement, that you are invested in your child’s education, and that you wish to create a collaborative relationship with him or her for your child’s success.
2. Learn About The Curriculum
Education does contain a number of acronyms and jargon that may sound like Greek, but hearing it, asking questions, and taking notes will make it less mysterious. This can help you explain the significance of learning objectives to your child and determine if your child requires accommodations.
3. Meet other parents.
We are so blessed to live in a time when communication is literally at our fingertips. Create a birthday-of-the-month club, a study group for your child’s classmates, or a snack rotation list.
4. Explore the Faith Programs
Catholic schools have a long and illustrious history in Baltimore. Although classrooms no longer have nuns in habits with rulers in hand supervising forty or fifty youngsters, there is still a tremendous pull for families to enroll their children in Catholic schools. For Catholics who send their children to Catholic school, there is a natural alignment between the family’s religious beliefs and those of the school. Frequently, these schools are affiliated with the family’s parish church. Catholic schools provide non-Catholic families with a structured, academically rigorous atmosphere whose underlying goal and vision aligns with their own. Families of all faiths are attracted to a Christ-centered learning environment that emphasizes the message of love, hope, and forgiveness.
5. Learn About Programs for Tuition and Financial Aid
Similar to teachers and staff who forego salary to work in Catholic schools, families who send their children to Catholic schools make sacrifices in the form of tuition payments. Recognizing this, Catholic institutions strive to make education affordable for low- and middle-income families through financial aid. In addition, the BOOST (Broadening Options and Opportunities for Students Today) initiative makes Catholic schools accessible to a large number of families by giving scholarships based on household income, with the lowest-income families served first. Catholic schools also assist with families experiencing financial difficulties to arrange tuition payment options that recognize and respect the family’s dignity. Now, more than ever, this is the correct action to take.