Celebrating our patron’s canonization this week

Celebrating our patron’s canonization this week

Friends,

This Sunday, October 13th, we will join the universal Church in celebrating the canonization of SAINT John Henry Newman. The canonization of our patron is a wonderful blessing to our school community and brings several opportunities for our community to celebrate.

On Friday, October 11th, our students will be visiting St. Benedict Catholic School to share in this momentous occasion. Throughout the day, our students and faculty will be joining their fellow students at St. Benedict for various educational activities associated with John Henry Newman, including the singing of one of his hymns, learning about our patron’s life and work, and more. We are grateful for the opportunity.

We will continue our celebration Monday, October 14th, with our annual Family Picnic in honor of Cardinal Newman. This event brings both current and prospective families together for food, fun, and fellowship. This year, we will also be showing Bishop Robert Barron’s “John Henry Newman; The Convert,” an episode of “Catholicism: The Pivotal Players,” for those interested in learning more about the life and influence of our patron.

For those who would like to view the ceremony, this website offers additional viewing information as well as excellent content related to John Henry Newman.

We hope you can join us in celebration of our patron and in gratitude for his continued intercession in the life of our school.

Pax Christi,

Stephen M. Fitzpatrick

Stephen M. Fitzpatrick

Head of School, Cardinal Newman Academy

Our unique communal life

Our unique communal life

Faculty and students following mass at St. Edward’s

Friends,

At Cardinal Newman Academy, our teachers consciously strive to give our students the tools and skills they need to realize their full potential as human beings. This mission permeates everything we do. In fact, as a young, small school, it is one of our greatest strengths.

One of the ways we do this is through Enrichment, a unique feature of our school and one of the first things that attracted me to Cardinal Newman Academy. Briefly, the Enrichment Program sets aside 30 minutes from each day for the cultivation of our interior life – faculty and students alike. We live in a distracting and noisy world. The wisdom of the saints tells us to seek quiet, for it is in the gentle breeze that we find God and discover His will for our lives. Noise distracts us from self-reflection, which is necessary to live a fully human life and to attain our ultimate end: Heaven. So, amidst the rigors of Chemistry, Geometry, History and more, we pause each day.

Father Tochi Iwuji, Parochial Vicar at St. Bridget’s, recently joined us to offer a spiritual reflection

Another benefit is that this communal time for prayer allows us to lift each other up and enriches our school family. Most importantly, this time allows us all to grow closer to Christ. Every Tuesday, our Enrichment period takes us to St. Edward the Confessor for weekly mass. We are blessed to be able to join our neighbors at St. Edward’s and St. Edward-Epiphany School.

Together, our faculty and students learn, grow, and pray together. Through this time together, and the relationships it helps foster, our students receive a one-of-a-kind formation that prepares them for life.

Pax Christi,

Stephen M. Fitzpatrick

Stephen M. Fitzpatrick

Head of School, Cardinal Newman Academy

Introducing our Public Speaking course

Introducing our Public Speaking course

Friends,

​Our curriculum at Cardinal Newman Academy is designed to provide the intellectual formation and character development needed for success and flourishing. At the heart of both is effective communication.

Whether it is in our education, profession, or the relationships that bring meaning to our lives, communication is at the core of being human. For that reason, it is at the core of the education our students receive at Cardinal Newman Academy.

This year, we are excited to offer a 12-week Public Speaking elective. In this course, students will be given a foundation in effective oral communication. Working together as a collaborative team, our students will compose and deliver brief speeches and grow together in confidence and ability. During their first class, for example, students learned some of the basics: what to do with their bodies, how to breathe, and how to take control of a room prior to delivering a speech.

Both inside the classroom and out, we strive each day to instill in our students the habits and tools needed to become good communicators. We are excited to welcome Mr. Cliff Bruce to lead our students in this new course. His passion and experience are a great addition to our program.

Pax Christi,

Stephen M. Fitzpatrick

Stephen M. Fitzpatrick

Head of School, Cardinal Newman Academy

Poetic Knowledge in Education: The Importance of Wonder & Delight

Poetic Knowledge in Education: The Importance of Wonder & Delight

A lecture by Stephen Fitzpatrick.

Q&A to follow.

Saturday: April 27,
7-9pm
7250 Patterson Avenue

Hors d’oeuvres and light refreshments will be served.

Stephen Fitzpatrick holds degrees from Thomas Aquinas College and the University of Scranton, and has been an educator for 15 years. This fall he will assume the position of Head of School at Cardinal Newman Academy.

Cardinal Newman Academy March Math Circle

Cardinal Newman Academy March Math Circle

Are you intrigued by math puzzles and brainteasers? Do you enjoy playing logic and strategy games? Do you want to enhance your problem solving and mathematical reasoning skills?

Join us.

Cardinal Newman Academy announces their Middle School Math Circle for Spring 2019.

The Circle is open to students in grades 6-8 who are looking for a challenge and are interested in enhancing their appreciation for mathematics, developing their problem solving skills, and discovering new applications for mathematical concepts.

The Circle is a fun, collaborative, and social way for students to develop analytical thinking skills and gain exposure to math reasoning outside the school curriculum.

To learn more about Math Circles please visit: www.mathcircles.org 

Location:
Cardinal Newman Academy
7250 Patterson Avenue
Henrico, VA 23229

Next Date:
Sunday, March 10

Contact
For more information or to register, email
[email protected]

Download the flyer

Cardinal Newman Academy Spring Math Circle

Cardinal Newman Academy Spring Math Circle

Are you intrigued by math puzzles and brainteasers? Do you enjoy playing logic and strategy games? Do you want to enhance your problem solving and mathematical reasoning skills?

Join us.

Cardinal Newman Academy announces their Middle School Math Circle for Spring 2019.

The Circle is open to students in grades 6-8 who are looking for a challenge and are interested in enhancing their appreciation for mathematics, developing their problem solving skills, and discovering new applications for mathematical concepts.

The Circle is a fun, collaborative, and social way for students to develop analytical thinking skills and gain exposure to math reasoning outside the school curriculum.

To learn more about Math Circles please visit: www.mathcircles.org 

Location:
Cardinal Newman Academy
7250 Patterson Avenue
Henrico, VA 23229

Dates:
Sunday, January 13
Sunday, February 3
Sunday, March 10
Sunday, April 7
Sunday, May 5

Contact
For more information or to register, email
[email protected]

Download the flyer

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North Chesterfield, VA 23235

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