I welcome you to our St. Bridget School website and invite you to explore our pages to see the fascinating and exciting things happening in our school! It is hard to believe that it is time for Catholic Schools Week already but here it is. Catholic Schools Week (beginning January 29th) is an opportunity for us all to reflect on the importance of Catholic schools in the life of the Church.
As I said, and I say each year at this time, I myself am NOT the product of Catholic Schools. BUT, I am a strong proponent of Catholic Schools and not just simply because I am a priest, but because I witness day-in and day-out what makes Catholic Schools, and particularly our own St. Bridget School which is such a wonderful center for faith-based learning and academic excellence.
There is something about Catholic Schools that sets them apart. The particular advantage enjoyed by our Catholic schools, over any other school system, is their ability to teach the faith on a daily basis, alongside the other subjects that make up the school curriculum. Religion is taught with the same rigor that one would expect to find in a Math, Science, English or History class. Moreover, the faith is integrated into every aspect of the school day. Our students are taught the importance of caring for one another, showing respect for one another, and they are taught how to living out Jesus’ command to “love one another as I have loved you.”
A question often posed is: “Why should I consider a Catholic school when the public schools offer a great education?” I always begin with the long standing tradition the Catholic Church has in educating our young people to a higher degree of success. St. Bridget School is one of the highest scoring schools within the Archdiocese of Hartford in standardized tests. Catholic schools, and it is true for our parish school, establish a spirit of faith, family and community in their students. The education our students receive at St. Bridget School stays with them their entire lives and can be the basis from which they orient themselves with the world. It also encourages them to remain grounded in the Catholic faith while they reach to fulfill their dreams. Our students enter our school to learn, and leave to serve as disciples of Jesus.
Come and see! Come for a visit and see all that St. Bridget School offers. Our extraordinary and dedicated faculty and staff will be on hand to answer any questions you may have, and our current students will offer tours during our Open House. Please consider St. Bridget School for your child.
Asking God’s choicest blessings upon you and your family, I remain,
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Rev. Jeffrey V. Romans
The Reverend Jeffrey V. Romans