New regional school name: Pope Francis Global Academy

By Chicago Catholic
Sunday, November 15, 2015

New regional school name: Pope Francis Global Academy

Pope Francis delivers the homily as he celebrates Mass in the chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae guesthouse at the Vatican Nov. 6. (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano)
School students offered prayers of the faithful during Mass. (Karen Callaway/Catholic New World)

On Nov. 7, Archbishop Cupich, in conjunction with the parish and school communities of St. Cornelius, Our Lady of Victory, St. Pascal and St. Tarcissus, announced the name of the school that will result from the regionalization plan that will incorporate these four Catholic parish schools: Pope Francis Global Academy.

The academy will open on two campuses in the fall of 2016.

Nearly 500 people reviewed the biographies of potential patrons online, offered their input and shared their recommendation from among the four finalists: Pope Francis, Mother Teresa, St. Francis and Blessed Frederic Ozanam.

Pope Francis Global Academy will have a curriculum designed to deliver a rigorous math and science program, world language instruction and a focus on humanities. The two campuses will offer all grade levels, preschool through eighth grade, and will be located in Portage Park at St. Pascal, 6143 W. Irving Park Road, and in Gladstone Park at St. Tarcissus, 6040 W. Ardmore Ave.

St. Cornelius, 5430 W. Foster Ave., and Our Lady of Victory, 5212 N. Laramie Ave., will join St. Pascal and St. Tarcissus in sponsoring and supporting Pope Francis Global Academy.


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