Mission Academy is committed to its Catholic identity. We can connect our faith and our rich history as the people of God, to everything we study. Learning about the solar system? Hear about the Vatican Observatory and Father Georges LeMaitre. Investigating botany? Explore the contributions of the monk Gregor Mendel, who's work with plants became the basis of modern genetic science. Interested in technology? Research the first woman to earn a Ph.D. in computer science in the U.S. Her name was Sister Mary Kenneth Keller, professor and nun! Catholic identity is embedded in our learning, but at Mission Academy it takes center stage in a particular way through Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. Now this content-rich but gentle and formative method of catechizing is being recognized nationally. A school in Minnesota recently was awarded the grand-prize in Innovations in Catholic Education for Catholic Identity because it implemented the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd in its school.
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