St Teresa’s Academy

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I came across this article* a few months ago, and it made me laugh.  So in that train of thought, I thought I’d offer what our homeschool “ranking and description” would say.

“St. Teresa’s Academy is a small, Catholic all-girls school that prides itself in numerous opportunities for outdoor recreation as well as near-fanatical adherence to checklists.  St. Teresa’s is still in it’s Waldorf preschool stages, but looks forward to a challenging secondary curriculum that will combine the distinct talents of its faculty in rhetoric and mathematics.  St. Teresa’s is the only school of its kind in Alaska.”

We are calling our homeschool St. Teresa’s Academy after St. Teresa of Avila.  St. Teresa is one of the first women Doctors of the Catholic Church.  She was independent, active, intelligent, and not afraid to go against the opposition.  She reformed the Carmelite order into a simpler one more in line with the Gospel.  These are all traits we desire in our girls!  Furthermore, St. Teresa is my Confirmation saint; Steve and I were confirmed at the same church at the same time, and were married there 6 years later.

St. Teresa of Avila, pray for us, as we begin to educate our daughters in our little homeschool.  May we impart to them the constancy of your spirit and the Gospel desires of your heart.

*This is the only article I have ever read from this website, and I do not in any way endorse any of their other articles