St. Michael provides for the formation of its students through the incorporation of the Disciple of Christ – Education in Virtue® curriculum.
“The Disciple of Christ – Education in Virtue® is a Christian curriculum structured on the teachings of St. Thomas Aquinas regarding the virtues and gifts of the Holy Spirit. It aims to provide a consistent structure and systematic instruction for youth to learn about the virtues so that that they may form the habits and dispositions necessary to live as disciples of Jesus Christ. This curriculum emphasizes Christian discipleship as indispensable toward human flourishing and the quest for joy. It has been developed in response to the call for a New Evangelization, firmly conveying the reality that happiness is found in a life of holiness.”– p. 6, Educator’s Guide
In the school setting, the call to discipleship is extended not only to the students but also to their parents, the faculty, the staff, and the administration. It is the fruit of a personal encounter with Christ which affects one’s intellectual, spiritual, physical, and social life. “The disciple of Christ must not only keep the faith and live on it, but also profess it, confidently bear witness to it, and spread it” (CCC,1816).
At St. Michael School, your child will join many others in putting their faith into action as we live the virtues together, guided by the Disciple of Christ-Education in Virtue® curriculum brought to our school community by the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist. We are committed to the academic and moral excellence of our students because Christ is the center of our lives.
Knowing online communities should have the well-being of the human person at the center, St. Michael uses Digital Academy, with built-in digital Catholic culture. It incorporates an integrated communication system between home and school using the Disciple of Christ-Education in Virtue® approach to student formation. Communication tools include the Virtue Certificates, Virtue Reports and the Education in Virtue Portals, which provide formation and professional development for community members.
Digital Academy gladly provides the digital forum to support school communities with safe and secure online communication, joining together the principals of digital citizenship and formation in virtue for Catholic education. Learn more here by watching this short video.