Grow with us! Jeanne Bennek, 3rd Grade Teacher

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What a pleasure it is to reflect on all the many new doors that God has invited us to open during these past couple of years at Frassati Catholic Academy, doors that we would walk through to begin our journey of faith and growth.   The faculty of FCA pulled open the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) doors of St. Catherine University with gusto and open minds as we began our studies to become STEM certified teachers. On that first day of a new school year in 2014, we were bursting with excitement and hope as we propped open the doors of the new Frassati Catholic Academy and welcomed all of the smiling faces, happy hearts, and inquisitive minds of the students. The parents opened those same new FCA doors with trust and confidence in FCA, and lovingly encouraged their children to be the best they can be, to go “to the top” as they gave them a good-bye hug and nudged them forward into the school year.

The rookie year of Frassati Catholic Academy was invigorating, vibrant, and very successful, and this second year continues on that same positive course. We continue to open doors to the integrated STREAM (Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Arts, Math) approach to learning. We have orchestrated hundreds of STREAM units of study, and the students and teachers together are motivated and excited, learning and growing. Each and everyday we open doors that encourage the growth of our faith and the love of God in our hearts.

As we open the classroom doors of FCA, we hear the hum of a lively discussion, talk of learning from our mistakes, the excitement of an “ah ha” moment, a young one reading for the first time, a teacher’s understanding words of encouragement, giggling and laughter between friends, and the rush to a bustling, tumbling playground. We see smiles, problem solving, engaged learners, books open wide, technology at work, displays of amazing artwork, writing journals filled with creative ideas, projects spread out on the tables, desks, and floor, hard work, heads bowed in prayer, and lots of happy and growing people.  And most importantly, we can feel the presence of God woven through it all.

The parents, faculty and staff, students, and all involved with FCA can celebrate and applaud our accomplishments and growth, and we can look forward to all the adventures, learning, and growing ahead of us. Frassati Catholic Academy is a faith-filled, happy, nurturing, and exhilarating place to grow, no matter what the age! The doors of Frassati Catholic Academy are wide open and inviting you to come grow with us!

Grow with us! Josie DaRosa – Grade 7, Guest Blogger

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I wanted to thank Frassati Catholic Academy for always supporting me, and helping me to set and reach goals, and teaching me to never give up. Through my years at Frassati, I have developed and strengthened many different skills such as leadership, patience, and cooperation. I learned this in preschool and early elementary school as I looked up to the 8th graders as role models. I now have the unique experience to be a role model and understand how important that is to the younger Frassati Falcons. I enjoy my time with the younger students and I have learned about the wonderful gift of mentorship.   I have also developed friendships that I am sure will last a lifetime.

As I grew at Frassati, my faith did as well. The religion classes always encouraged me to be more faithful and to trust in God. Every day at Frassati I learn something new. All of the teachers encourage us to be the best version of ourselves. Once again, I want to thank Frassati for allowing me to grow into the person I am today. I am ready for the future!

Josie DaRosa- Grade 7

Grow with us! Jaime and Ken Jensen- Frassati parents

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When you walk into Frassati Catholic Academy, you instantly know you are in a school that values you: mind, body and spirit. It’s a place where we knew our children would learn the basics of Math, Science and Technology, but just as importantly, they would learn respect. Respect for other kids, teachers, ideas and most importantly for God. A God who guided us to this school and allowed us to stay in a place where education and faith are so strongly connected.

We specifically chose Frassati, because we fell in love with the brilliance of our teachers. Our teachers are some of the most self-sacrificing and loving people in education. The countless hours and hundreds of dollars of their own money they donate to our students is amazing. Frassati teachers pour themselves whole-heartedly into their classrooms, lesson plans and our children. They work to improve our kids’ education by devoting their nights, weekends and summers to learning the latest in college STEM courses making our school exceptional. That devotion of time, talent and treasure by our teachers secured our place in the Frassati family for years to come.

Jaime and Ken Jensen- Frassati parents