All students are required to complete a minimum of 4 credits in Theology in order to graduate.
The Theology Department at Fontbonne Academy subscribes to the following statement:
The education mission of the Church is an integrated ministry embracing three interlocking dimensions: the message revealed by God which the Church proclaims (didache); fellowship in the life of the Holy Spirit (koininia); service to the Christian community and the entire human community (diakonia).
(To Teach As Jesus Did, page 4, #4)
In essence, it is our conviction as Catholic educators that we should provide a curriculum that will enable the student to know:
- What Catholics believe in relation to the spirit and particular charism of the Sisters of St. Joseph;
- How to express one's belief in one's personal life and in the life of the Church; and
- How to live one's life in accord with the Christian message.
We view Theology as an academic subject that supports Fontbonne Academy's college-preparatory program. To this end, we endeavor to develop critical thinking, writing and oratory skills. We develop these skills over the course of the four-year program through the use of simple summary, essays, reflection papers, research papers, and oral presentation.
Placement of Students
Students who begin their high school studies at Fontbonne Academy will proceed through the class levels as listed. Transfer students with no background in Theology will begin in Theology 2 no matter their class year. All other transfer students will be placed taking into account their course of study at their previous school.
2011 Social Justice Fair
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For a list of course offerings, refer to the Program of Studies 2012-2013 (PDF).