Parents are an integral component of each child’s education.
The Vatican II Document Declaration on Christian Education states that parents are the first and foremost educators of their children, and that “their role as educators is so decisive that scarcely anything can compensate for their failure in it.” This is echoed in Familiaris Consortio, where it states “the right and duty of parents to give education is essential…it is original and primary with regard to the educational role of others…it is irreplaceable and inalienable and therefore incapable of being entirely delegated to others or usurped by others.”
Therefore, the Academy views and encourages the participation of parents in the educational process as a priority. Parents will be expected to contribute their time to the school. Only when parents are integrally involved will the mission of the school be accomplished.
Parent-teachers are given a substantial discount on their child(ren)’s tuition according to the number of hours they volunteer at the school.