Beyond the Classroom Posts


Student Spotlight: Brooke Campbell on Leadership

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2 months ago

A leader sees what needs to change in the world… and finds a way change it herself. Watch Brooke Campbell’s inspiring story about how she’s bringing leadership to her school.

Why Teamwork Matters: A Parent’s Perspective

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2 months ago

What happens when families, faculty, and communities join forces? This AOPS mom describes how teamwork transformed the way her children learn and serve.

Modeling Compassion Through Art: AOPS and The Memory Project

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2 months ago

Can art convey kindness? These students at Archbishop Wood High School are helping children across the globe feel valued — one portrait at the time.

Why Commitment Matters: An AOPS Parent Perspective

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4 months ago

The first step to success? Showing up. See how this New Jersey mom is showing her six children the value of hard work and commitment.

5 Activities for Preventing Summer Brain Drain

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5 months ago

Studies show that students can lose a significant portion of their knowledge over summer break. Use these five activities to keep your child’s brain active and engaged.

The Alumni Experience: Gaining the Confidence to Coach

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6 months ago

Today, Muffet McGraw is a coaching Hall of Famer and Notre Dame legend — but she began her hoop dreams as an AOPS student. See how Catholic values shaped her journey as a player and coach.

PARENT’S GUIDE: How to Manage Your Child’s Screen Time at Home

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6 months ago

Screen time can affect your child’s health, mood, and ability to learn. Use our guide to set healthy limits for your entire family.

Why Communication Matters: A Parent’s Perspective

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7 months ago

When her son needed help, teachers listened and reached out. See how this school’s culture of open communication keeps this mom’s mind at ease.

Taking Lessons Outside, Rain or Shine

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9 months ago

Assumption Academy has a new approach to immersive education: taking the classroom outdoors, rain or shine, every day. Here’s why (and how) teachers are getting students in touch with some very messy subject matter!

The Alumni Experience: Choosing Catholic Education Three Times

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9 months ago

Steve Clement’s parents were AOPS sweethearts. He was an AOPS student. Now he’s helping to direct AOPS enrollment. Find out why our academics, athletics, and service kept bringing him back!

Why Attention Matters: A Parent’s Perspective

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10 months ago

The benefits of individualized attention stretch far beyond the classroom. This AOPS mom explains her relief in finding school faculty who feel like family.

Their Class Assignment: Minister to One Another

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10 months ago

A class where the students give back? The Faith in Action course empowers students to go out and minister to the community.

The Alumni Experience: Finding Direction in Faith

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11 months ago

It all started with one volunteer event: this AOPS alumnus describes how his time serving others in high school helped him embrace his calling.

How to Get Your Child Engaged in New Languages and Cultures Today

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1 year ago

Empathy begins with understanding. Here are 5 ways to get your child engaged in new cultures and languages today.

The Wins You Don’t Hear About

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1 year ago

What’s even more impressive than a state championship? See how AOPS high school athletes are making a lasting impact in their classrooms and communities.

INFOGRAPHIC: Athletics at AOPS

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1 year ago

From state championships to academic honors, AOPS high school student athletes had an incredible 2016-2017 season. Here’s a look at their biggest wins.

Why Cultural Diversity is Making Catholic Schools a Better Place to Learn

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1 year ago

Can cultural diversity change the way children think, act, and learn? Here’s why AOPS is committed to making diversity a core of our students’ Catholic education.

Growing Skills to Gain Independence

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1 year ago

Through specialized job training, our students with special needs are getting more than work experience — they’re gaining the confidence to be independent.

Why Service Matters: A Parent’s Perspective

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2 years ago

What happens when a school puts community service first? This AOPS parent shares her thoughts on the importance of “giving” instead of “getting.”

Why Community Matters: A Parent’s Perspective

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2 years ago

There’s no place like home… until there is! An AOPS mom shares her thoughts on what makes Catholic education work for her daughter, her husband, and herself.

Meet the People of AOPS

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2 years ago

Hardworking faculty and staff are the heart of AOPS. Here, eight employees share stories about their careers, challenges, and proudest moments.

Why Belonging Matters: A Parent’s Perspective

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2 years ago

Fostering friendship and belonging takes work from everyone involved. Here’s one mother’s take on why it’s working at St. Lucy Day School for Children with Visual Impairments/Archbishop Ryan School for the Deaf.

Why Faith Matters: A Parent’s Perspective

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2 years ago

There are a lot of reasons parents choose our schools. But today, we hear from a mom who believes AOPS is preparing her sons to navigate life more gracefully and mindfully, every day.

Why Catholic Education Matters at Every Level

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2 years ago

Academic education doesn’t end with high school graduation — and neither does personal and spiritual development. Here’s why they matter!

Teacher Spotlight: Strength by Example

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2 years ago

Moira Catherine Whalen is an example of someone who has been pushed to go above and beyond — something she brings to her classroom every day.