My ideal Catholic school, the one I fancy creating, I lay before you for your grade.
Of course, it would require a very rich person build it.
Staff: five tutors and a principal
No grade levels (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and so on)
Lower School (Building A)
Room 1, giant classroom, 25 boys with male tutor
Room 2, giant classroom, 25 girls with female tutor
Requirements: child can read one-syllable and two-syllable words and sentences with basic punctuation (period, question mark, and exclamation point); child is able to count and do addition and subtraction
Curriculum: trivium and quadrivium, including Introduction to Latin, Catechism
Upper School (Building B)
Coed 25 boys and 25 girls
Room 3, all subjects except math and science, one tutor
Room 4, math, one tutor
Room 5, science, one tutor
Requirements: movement from Lower School to Upper School normally at age 13 or 14. Student evaluated by the tutors to determine whether he or she is ready. Gifted children advanced faster according to demonstrated ability.
Curriculum: English, Latin, US and world history, civics, rhetoric/speech, logic, Catechism, STEM math and science (to include one-month courses on science subjects not taught in other schools, such as botany, TBD by students and tutor)
Credential not required; a solid education and observable ability to teach required.
Any tutor capable of teaching music and art appreciation would be encouraged.
Sport is not a subject; students are encouraged to participate in club sports.
Learning to play a musical instrument or sing is for outside school.
Sex education to be done by parents at home and highly encouraged.
Testing is frequent and is to be used to determine a student’s progress. Grading based on the amount of progress demonstrated, not tests.
Verbal discipline leading to expulsion for those who cannot cooperate.
Tutors and students clean the school.
Uniforms required of everyone all the time.
Tuition enough to pay the staff, nothing more.
If I took the time, I could draw the school.