What is the curriculum of the Catholic School? Leaders of the Church have written many documents for the purpose of putting in place a foundation for all Catholic schools. At Tyburn Academy our mission is unique to our community and those we serve, however, it points in an upward direction towards the mission of the Church.
“The curriculum is how the school community makes explicit its goals and objectives, the content of its teaching and the means for communicating it effectively.”
-Educating for Intercultural Dialogue #64
WHAT IS TAUGHT:
“The various school subjects do not present only knowledge to be attained, but also values to be acquired and truths to be discovered.”
-The Catholic School on the Threshold of Third Millennium, #14
At Tyburn Academy we set our standards high for achievement. We know that forming virtue in our students brings about good habits which is integral to formation. Virtue leads us to discover what is true, what is good and what is beautiful. It gives us a sense of purpose.
IN WHAT CONTEXT IT IS TAUGHT:
“But it’s proper function is to create for the school community a special atmosphere animated by the Gospel spirit of freedom and charity, to help youth grow according to the new creatures they were made through baptism as they develop their own personalities, and finally to order the whole of human culture to the news of salvation so that the knowledge the students gradually acquire of the world, life and man is illumined by faith.”
-The Catholic School #39
At Tyburn Academy our commitment to spiritual growth is key to our vibrant joyful atmosphere. This atmosphere provides the best learning environment to nurture the potential of each student.
HOW IT IS TAUGHT:
“Individual subjects may be taught according to their own particular methods. …They enable the pupil to assimilate skills, knowledge, intellectual methods and moral and social attitudes, all of which help to develop his personality and lead him to take his place as an active member or the community of man.”
-The Catholic School #39
At Tyburn Academy we provide a college preparatory program rooted in the classical liberal arts. We educate the whole person; mind, body and soul. This means that we allow a natural maturity process that builds confidence and dignity in each individual encouraging them to be competitive in a healthy way. Our curriculum reflects standards that exceed NY State requirements and it reflects a methodology that encourages the students to actively participate in the classroom. Teachers utilize their talents, wisdom and reason to create the best learning environment for their particular subject. We do not allow ourselves to fall into a hyper vigilant mindset to constantly change what we do. We make thoughtful and prudent changes as we see necessary to provide our students with the proper tools for success.
TO WHOM IT IS TAUGHT:
“The Catholic school sets out to be a school for the human person and of human persons...in the awareness that all human values find their fulfillment and unity in Christ.”
-The Catholic School on the Threshold of the Third Millennium #9
At Tyburn Academy we have a distinct community of families from different academic, faith and socio-economic backgrounds. We have students who have excelled to a National Merit Scholarship level. We also have students who require special assistance. We make prudent budget decisions that enable us to cut wasteful spending, keep tuition low and provide financial assistance.
BY WHOM IT IS TAUGHT:
“Most of all, students should be able to recognize authentic human qualities in their teachers. They are teachers of the faith; however, they must also be teachers of what it means to be human.”
-The Religious Dimension of Education in a Catholic School #96
At Tyburn Academy we believe that teaching is a vocation; not simply a profession. Our teachers create a familial environment where each student is loved and respected.
FOR WHAT PUPOSE:
“For a true education aims at the formation of the human person in the pursuit of his ultimate end and of the good of the societies of which, as man, he is a member, and in whose obligation, as an adult, he will share.”
-Declaration on Christian Education # 1
At Tyburn Academy we are building the leaders that will shape future generations. We often ask, “What kind of world are we leaving our children?” We should also ask, “What kind of children are we giving to the world?”