Welcome to Saint Dominic’s Academy
A Montessori Children’s House
The mission of Saint Dominic’s Academy is to provide a comprehensive education for our children in body, mind and spirit, based on the precepts and teachings of the Catholic Church and established in accordance with all of the applicable regulations of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. While working in cooperation with families, our program implements the teaching and principles of Dr. Maria Montessori, providing an environment that stimulates the child’s natural curiosity and prepares him/her to become an independent, self-reliant and compassionate human being.
Registration is now open for the school year 2016-2017.
Please download the registration form here: Saint Dominic’s Academy_regform_2016
We have openings for 3 – 6 year-olds in the Primary classroom and grades 1 – 3 in the Elementary
Please note, we are already full in our Upper Elementary classroom (ages 9 – 12) for 2016-17. If you would like to apply, your child will be added to a waiting list. If a spot opens, waiting list applicants will be admitted in the order in which applications were received.
Please join in our efforts to restore Catholic education in Honesdale and provide a high quality Montessori program. You can use the “donate” button on the DONATE page on this website or visit our gofundme page:
Even a small donation is helpful to us because it shows support for what we’re doing and helps make this unique education available to those who need and desire it.
The Way of Beauty- Via Pulchritudinis
Montessori education strives to lead the child through beauty to truth and goodness. This fulfills the call to action by Pope Francis and is good meditation for the Lenten season:
Every expression of true beauty can thus be acknowledged as a path leading to an encounter with the Lord Jesus. This has nothing to do with fostering an aesthetic relativism which would downplay the inseparable bond between truth, goodness and beauty, but rather a renewed esteem for beauty as a means of touching the human heart and enabling the truth and goodness of the Risen Christ to radiate within it. If, as Saint Augustine says, we love only that which is beautiful, the incarnate Son, as the revelation of infinite beauty, is supremely lovable and draws us to himself with bonds of love. So a formation in the via pulchritudinis ought to be part of our effort to pass on the faith. (Source: http://www.cardinalnewmansociety.org/CatholicEducationDaily/DetailsPage/tabid/102/ArticleID/2722/Pope-Francis-Makes-First-Major-Statements-on-Catholic-Education.aspx#sthash.dOQ0Opx7.dpuf
“It is possible to see a clear analogy between
the Shepherd in the Church and that of the
prudent and generous educator in the Montessori
method, who with tenderness, with love and with
a wise evaluation of gifts, knows how to discover
and bring to light the most hidden virtues and
capacities of the child.”
– Saint Pope John XXIII
Saint Dominic’s Academy admits students of any race, color, and national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. The Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in its admission policies, or in the administration of its educational policies in general, or in any scholarship, loan, or athletic programs, when as and if such programs become available, or in any other school administered programs whatsoever.