Introducing the St Ita of Killeedy Church School

St. Ita, abbess and founder of education in medieval Ireland.

One of the goals of St John Cassian Orthodox Chapel, since its inception, was to found a parochial school for Orthodox Christians in central Alabama. This summer, St John’s has taken the first step toward realizing this goal, by establishing an at-home church school covering for Orthodox Christian families who wish to home school their children.

The St. Ita of Killeedy Church School is an established ministry of St. John Cassian Orthodox Chapel, and will provide opportunity for and assistance to parents wishing to give the best possible education to their children in a context that is consistent with the teachings of the Orthodox Church–giving them not only necessary secular learning but, most importantly, spiritual formation. We strongly believe this is the answer for so many of the challenges faced by parents and children in the modern world.

St. Ita is known as “the foster mother of the saints of Ireland,” and her school, founded in the 6th century, fostered and educated generations of holy men and women, who converted their society to the Gospel. Among her numerous students was the famous St. Brendan the Navigator! It is our sincere hope that St. Ita of Killeedy Church School will enable your child to be inspired and formed in such a way to be among the peers of those educated by our patroness.

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