Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
The Good Shepherd Catholic Montessori brings a specifically Catholic dimension to Montessori education through the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS). The Good Shepherd Catholic Montessori is the only school in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and one of just a handful of schools nationwide that completely integrates Montessori education with the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd.
This approach to Catholic spiritual formation responds to the child's silent plea at every age: "Help me come closer to God by myself." CGS uses Montessori teaching principles to present the most essential realities of the Catholic faith to even very young children. Specially designed materials and inspiring presentations help children explore areas of faith formation appropriate to their developmental age, such as:
- The Life of Christ
- The Wonder of the Kingdom of God
- The Plan of God/History of the Kingdom of God
- Moral Formation through Parables, Virtues, Maxims, and Service
- The Holy Bible, including Old and New Testament Studies
The outcome is a profoundly personal and joyful expression of faith, unique to each child's relationship with God. For a more detailed description of this form of catechesis, and the religious dimension of The Good Shepherd Catholic Montessori, go to the "Catholic Formation" page of our website by clicking here.