What goes into the founding of a Catholic Independent/Private school? This overview describing the process of founding such a school in Canada suggests that it is the underlying vision that will be the driving force behind that initiative.
With a clear vision in mind, founders will need to articulate the philosophy of the school and appreciate the story of Catholic education in Canada. Coupled with those basics are certain practical concerns - legal, financial, organizational - that need to be addressed to see the actual school take shape.
Vision... outlines these various characteristics as they apply to Canada’s Catholic independent/private schools and in so doing provides a handy and valuable reference tool for parents, trustees, educators and interested others.
About the Author
Bonaventure Fagan has spent his career in Catholic education as a student, teacher, administrator at the district and provincial levels, and trustee. Past President of the Canadian Catholic Schools Trustees Association, he currently serves as the Coordinator of the Roman Catholic Independent Schools Association for the Atlantic provinces.