Since March 16, St. Katharine Drexel Academy (SKDA), along with all schools in the Diocese of San Diego, began implementing distance learning, where all instruction has been moved to a virtual and digital platform. This move happened overnight, as all schools were informed of the closures on Friday, March 13. This decision helped to ensure the safety and health of our students and families as we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.
We are extremely proud of how we have served our families during this stressful time and are excited to share that SKDA recently received the Re-Imagine Catholic School Award by the Diocese of San Diego at the annual Catholic Educators Banquet! This award is a huge honor for our school and a tangible reminder of the good work we are doing to create an innovative, faith-based school for our families.
The Re-Imagine Catholic School Award acknowledges a school that recognizes the needs and interests of the 21st century student, and one that makes innovative decisions that are based on research to establish sound rationale and foundation for new and creative programming or strategies. Schools are nominated for the award by their community members. Lastly, this award specifically focuses on the uniqueness of the school’s program to empower learners, increase student interest and drive achievement. We are so excited and honored to have SKDA be chosen among all schools in the Diocese for this prestigious award.
While there still remains uncertainty as to what next school year will look like, one thing is certain: SKDA will be in session and serving our families. We are proud to offer an education that emphasizes faith, curiosity, leadership, growth and collaboration. Our small school setting allows us to individualize our educational approach and make each student feel seen, heard and respected.
Contact SKDA if you would like to schedule a one-on-one Zoom meeting, a socially distanced tour or would like an emailed application. Visit skda-sd.org.
—Kelly Bonde is principal of St. Katharine Drexel Academy.