In the wake of 13 Catholic schools slated to close this year, some families are taking a closer look these days to an alternative Catholic school education. The St. Thomas of Aquinas home schooling group played host to a discussion for Catholic home schooling Saturday night. The talk was prompted by the recent closings announcement by the Bishop. Organizers of the event talked about two major pluses to home schooling.
"The leading element would be the religious values that we are able to develop within our children and with the other families that we associate with which is very strong and then of course the other advantage is the educational advantage," says Dermot Longhran, a member of the St. Thomas Aquinas HS group.
There are currently about 60 families and 175 students involved with this home schooling group.