Higher education, family bonds and more one-on-one time with teachers are just a few of the benefits of going to a Catholic school. I have only been attending St. John Neumann for the past four years, but I feel like I've been a part of this family my entire life.
The way the teachers and students welcome you is something that makes you feel absolutely wonderful. St. John Neumann Regional Academy is a family, and it does not matter whether you have been here all of your school years, or whether you are just starting out - you will always be welcomed here with open arms.
As far as higher education goes, Neumann is devoted to giving you your money's worth. Unlike public schools, Catholic schools require you to take all major courses all four years of high school, even if you reach your required credit amount before your senior year. Doing that keeps students focused on the importance of a good, well-rounded education.
The small class sizes at Catholic schools allow the advantage of asking more questions and give the teachers more one-on-one time with their students. The result is a better understanding of the curriculum and higher grades for the pupils.
Small class sizes also result in building bonds not only with our peers, but also with our teachers, who are as much a part of our unified family unit as anyone.
These are just a few of the benefits of attending St. John Neumann Regional Academy. Catholic schools allow for many opportunities: building strong relationships, receiving a higher education and having small class sizes.
The benefits of attending Neumann should be something everyone should want for themselves or for their children. It could that Neumann's bar is set so high, but I am convinced that every Catholic school is just as devoted to making our high school years some of the best of our lives.
Paving the Way for Achievement in Life
By Brock Danneker, junior
The environment at St. John Neumann allows for many benefits to all of its students. These benefits create a unique individual that will make a difference in society.
Our school has an endless list of good qualities and attributes, but three major ones stand out amongst all the others: the academics, the development of unique individuals, and the growth of each student with regards to respect, service and responsibility. These benefits pave the way for achieving more in life.
The education at St. John Neumann is like no other school because our education is Catholic-based. This foundation on academics pushes all students to strive and do their best and use their talents for the good of others.
The ability to talk and discuss our beliefs puts us on the right path in life to do what is truly good for all. The Catholic-based education program opens up a wide view of the world with theology classes in which we learn of our morality and history classes in which types of religion are openly discussed without penalty if God is mentioned. All the other benefits that St. John Neumann has to offer start with the Catholic-based education system.
As a student, the rigor of academics urges me to exceed beyond my limits. The faculty is always helping students to strive forward and far in life. As a result, students become unique individuals, using our talents, treasures and strengths for the good of others.
Though we are all unique, we are strong as one big family in the faith community and outside in everyday society. The small class sizes allow for personal achievement and development into leaders amongst friends. Each student learns to become responsible and take control of a situation to help someone.
Students also learn to respect others and be appreciative of what they have. They learn the value and importance of service to mankind. That seems to be the most important benefit because the Catholic faith raises our standards, which, in turn, pushes us to become responsible and moral adults.