The Regina Luminis Academy at St. Monica Parish in Berwyn was recently recognized as a Catholic Education Honor School by the Cardinal Newman Society.
The society, a Virginia-based nonprofit founded in 1993, promotes education that conforms with the teaching of the Catholic Church. According to its website, the organization was created in response to St. John Paul II’s 1990 apostolic constitution Ex corde ecclesiae, “On Catholic Universities.”
Regina Luminis joins some 300 other Catholic elementary and high schools throughout the nation that have been named to the society’s National Honor Roll Program, which was launched in 2004. Recognized schools commit to and model the society’s “Principles of Catholic Identity in Education.”
Regina Luminis director Denise D’Attore said that the school community “[had] given of themselves 150% to make this high-achievement award a reality.”
A longtime instructor in philosophy and theology with a doctoral degree from Fordham University, Dettore added that the school “can’t sufficiently thank the Lord, his mother and our outstanding teachers, staff and students for the grace that [has been] bestowed upon us.”
Denise Donahue, deputy director of the Cardinal Newman Society’s K-12 programs, said the organization was “very pleased to have Regina Luminis Academy join in the nationally recognized ranks of excellence.”
Donahue added that “the school has well demonstrated [it is] successful in meeting the key principles that guide high-level Catholic education.”
Founded in 2008, the Regina Luminis Academy is one of five Regina Academy schools that provide private, independent classical liberal arts education to more than 500 K-12 students in the Philadelphia area. The Abington-based Regina Coeli Academy, founded in 2003, was named to the Cardinal Newman Society’s honor roll in January 2019.
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