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Even though classes were held remotely during the 4th Quarter, SJI students continued their Practicum studies by undertaking and completing a Remote Practicum Project challenge! Students were given approximately three weeks to conduct research, propose a project for approval to their faculty mentor, and organize and document their undertaking. Student entries in this project demonstrated...
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As we near the end of another Mathematics Unit, students will be diving back into our exploration of Euclid’s Elements. While searching for the best angle at which to enter into this difficult but important text (see video for more on that), we’ve recently adopted an unexpected role in our approach: skeptics. https://stjeromeinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/euclidean-mimi-video.mp4?_=1 Let’s face it; no...
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Headmaster Crawford recently had his article “Education Right Side Up” published at Humanum, the review of the John Paul II’s institute on cultural and pastoral formation. You can read it here or at the Humanum Review website. The contemporary discourse on education is dominated by thoughtlessness. As we argue and debate educational issues on radio, television, internet,...
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Orion, with its characteristic belt and skewed hourglass shape, is one of the most recognizable winter constellations for those of us in the northern hemisphere. Orion rises and sets later and later each night, until eventually we can no longer see it and we know that spring has arrived. You probably know that Orion’s position...
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This question has probably been around as long as there have been students in schools. It may surprise you to learn that recently, many parents and teachers are asking themselves the same question. They are starting to second-guess the content of our high school classes, going so far as to suggest that we make algebra...
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As I mentioned during my talk, Recasting the Drama of Catholic Education in the Spring, the term “education” has a much deeper meaning than is often intended in its contemporary usage.  When we hear the word “education” we often envision a process by which students acquire knowledge.  What is intended in the education that we provide at SJI...
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The Gothic cathedral is wonderful to behold. What is it about these ancient buildings that demands our attention and awe? At the outset it is their sheer, majestic beauty. As we learn more about them, the radical nature of their architectural genius— expressed in the pointed arch, the flying buttress, and the ribbed vault –...
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Last summer, at the 2018 National Catholic Classical Schools Conference organized by the Institute for Catholic Liberal Education,  St. Jerome Institute board member Mike Ortner gave a powerful and significant testimony. Hear why Mike believes the classical liberal arts are the best foundation for STEM:
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My reflection today is intended primarily for Catholic parents, or really anyone interested in the topic of Catholic education – whether your students are homeschooled, go to a private Catholic school, non-Catholic private school, charter school, district school – certainly any Catholic or Christian family, as a school first and foremost should act as an...
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New classical high school St. Jerome Institute set to open 2019 By HEATHER WRIGHT — Another brewer is headed to the Hyattsville area. This one won’t be working at any of the coming breweries, like Streetcar 82 Brewing Co. or Maryland Meadworks, but will be taking charge of a new classical high school with informal ties to St. Jerome...
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St. Jerome Institute (SJI) is a classical liberal arts high school that reinvented traditional education to meet the challenges of our time.

Our curriculum opens the most fundamental questions of the human heart at the very moment when young men and women are longing to understand themselves and their place in the world.

Shoulder to shoulder with great thinkers, writers, artists, and saints, and led by the light of the Catholic intellectual tradition, we embark on a grand journey of academic excellence and joyful self-discovery.