Kolbe Academy homeschool uses the Baltimore Catechism to teach the Catholic beliefs in its home school curriculum. Saint Maximilian Kolbe is its patron saint. "Kolbe Home School has embraced the principle of subsidiarity by offering an educational program that you implement in your home. We are not a correspondence program.
With Kolbe, the parent is the teacher and is truly in charge of the child’s education. This is in keeping with the dictum of Pope John Paul II that "the parents have been appointed by God Himself as the first and principal educators of their children...their right is completely inalienable." (Familiaris Consortio 40)
Kolbe Academy's Religion program recommends the Baltimore Catechism (a most concise source of the Roman Catholic beliefs) and parents now have tutorial help with St. Anne's Helper First Communion and Confirmation preparation. Catholic homeschooling parents can have audio and print tutorial help with the memory work and drill.
"Kolbe was founded in 1980 by three families who experienced first-hand the rapid decline of the public school system and the weakening of the parochial schools. The founders anticipated the need to form young Catholic citizens who could effectively defend their Faith through a thorough understanding of doctrine and regular reception of the Sacraments....
This education is specifically ordered by the Jesuit precept of a 'ratio studiorum', or course of study. This course of study provides an early foundation in reading, writing, speaking, and arithmetic, while introducing the student to the studies of history and science.
As Kolbe’s curriculum progresses, students read as many original, unedited, and unabridged classics as possible.... Throughout the course of study, Kolbe provides a thorough catechesis and in-depth study of theology, so that all students will know and understand the Catholic faith."
See Kolbe Catholic homeschooling and Catholic book store as well as its sister-school Trinity Prep.
2501 Oak Street, Napa, CA 94559 707-255-6499 www.kolbe.org
Use printables in your Roman Catholic catechism class, Faith formation, or Sunday school lesson. ~Mary Fifer