Family Arts Based Program

Our intergenerational Arts Based Program is open to children in grades K-8, and continues to be a wonderful choice for students and families. The program meets on alternating Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. When registering, parents will be making a commitment to the pedagogy of the class and are involved in the preparations and teaching of some sessions. This requires a commitment of regular attendance on the part of each student, and a commitment of regular classroom assistance on the part of each parent. After two unexplained absences during a semester from the FABP, families will be contacted about their commitment to the program.

The curriculum for the FABP centers around a theme for the year. Past themes have included: Catholic Social Teaching, the Mass, and Ignatian spirituality. The FABP includes a wide variety of learning activities and is ideal for students who prefer a more interactive, flexible, and hands-on learning environment.

Read about the history of the FABP and learn if it might be right for you. The program has evolved since this article was written, but it gives you a good idea of its unique approach.

Watch a video students produced illustrating the Gospel message they were learning.

Watch families practicing a choreographed liturgical dance.