Aquinas Learning

ALJ Vol. 3, Issue 1, Fall 2019

Center Spotlight, Vancouver, Washington

A few families in our community were looking for a Classical curriculum that was both family friendly and truly Catholic. When we discovered Aquinas Learning, I made the call to Rosario Reilly to discuss the program and how I could create a local center.

In spring for 2018, Leti Oberreuter and I made a visit to Manassas, VA, to see the center at work and learn the model of education. Rosario was enthusiastic, affirming, and inspired us! We opened Aquinas Vancouver in the fall of 2018 to an amazing group of twelve families. Our first year has been wildly successful.

Our center, built on around Aquinas Learning, is in every way an answered prayer. Our families are engaged, devoted, and interested in the studies with their children! The family learning environment is a beautiful thing to witness and we are honored to be a part of the larger Aquinas Learning Family.

—Submitted by Kate Lawhon, Director, Vancouver, Washington

Prima I BEHOLD science class, studying the parts of a volcano and how they erupt.

Prima I BEHOLD science class, studying the parts of a volcano and how they erupt.

It takes some teamwork to ring the bell at noon for the Angelus.

It takes some teamwork to ring the bell at noon for the Angelus.

We use hand motions and music to memorize our timeline. “V” for Winston Churchill’s victory!

We use hand motions and music to memorize our timeline. “V” for Winston Churchill’s victory!

Rosario Reilly