Understanding the Importance of Parental Involvement in Education

While schools give children the tools they need to be successful, parental involvement is what helps them thrive. Students with involved parents tend to show higher school engagement, motivation, and academic achievement. One of the best things you can do for your child in school is to be involved in their education. Read on to […]

5 Key Benefits of Faith-Based Education

Families send children to religious private schools seeking a better educational experience. However, they may not know about the many reasons why children are often better served going to faith-based schools. Children learn so much beyond their classroom lessons and have plenty of opportunities to thrive academically. Read on to learn about some key benefits […]

Guiding Your Child to Respect and Value All of God’s Children

Instilling respect for others teaches your child an important lesson they will take with them for the rest of their lives. Parents and caregivers sometimes struggle to navigate teaching children empathetic responses. However, this is an essential skill for children to learn. At St. Charles Borromeo, we know the importance of educating students on good […]

How to Ensure Your Child is Ready for Pre-K

Starting Pre-K is an exciting time for a parent, but you may also be filled with anxiety about how your child will handle this change. You’ve heard that Pre-K can help your child, but you want to make sure they’re ready for it. Luckily, there are a few steps you can take to ensure your […]

5 Benefits of Learning How to Play an Instrument

Music is a timeless art that has shaped the world throughout history. Children should explore this art form and learn from the many lessons it teaches. Learning how to play an instrument gives children a fun new skill that can expand their minds in multiple ways. Encourages Hard Work From the piano to the violin, […]

Exploring the World with Virtual Field Trips

At the height of the pandemic, when travel was all but impossible, famous landmarks around the world began creating virtual tours and experiences. Many of those virtual tours can still be taken for free today. On a weekend when you don’t have other plans, taking a virtual field trip with your child can be a […]

Meaningful Traditions to Make Lent More Relatable

Adults understand Lent as a time to make sacrifices in order to make time for prayer and reflection. Children, however, might not understand why they need to give something up for 40 days, and may see it as a punishment rather than a way to reaffirm their faith. If you want to make Lent meaningful […]

St. Charles Borromeo Introduces a Project-Based STEM Program

In a world that becomes more technologically advanced every day, knowledge of STEM subjects — science, technology, engineering and math — is crucial for today’s students. St. Charles Borromeo, an Orlando Catholic school, started a new STEM program centered on project-based learning this school year. Led by Mr. Steve Barnaby, students in grades K-8 participate […]

Promoting a Love of Science in Your Child

Through science, we learn about the world around us. Children often see science as a difficult subject since it’s not as straightforward as math or reading. While this may be true for some students, science can teach children many essential skills, like thinking outside the box, researching and learning from failures. Here are a few […]

5 Family-Friendly Movies to Watch Together This Holiday Season

Holidays create the perfect atmosphere for quality family time, and there’s no better way to spend time together than gathering for family movie night. During family movie nights, family members gather and experience the same story as their loved ones, then talk about it together for years to come. While movies can teach life lessons, […]