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Their Final Project: Explain It to a Six-Year-Old

Before they can graduate, these high school seniors must face their toughest challenge yet: teaching a gym full of first graders about applied sciences.

Taking Lessons Outside, Rain or Shine

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!

Their Class Assignment: Minister to One Another

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

Why Leadership Matters: A Parent’s Perspective

How can children benefit from learning leadership skills? This AOPS parent explains how her daughter gained the confidence to speak up for others.

The Wins You Don’t Hear About

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.

Bringing Literature to Life

From creating Shakespeare-themed song lists to writing poetry by deletion, Daniela Fazio is finding new ways to connect today’s teens with classic works.

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

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

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

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