New Haven Catholic school to adopt STREAM model

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – The St. Aedan – St. Brendan School in New Haven will adopt the STREAM model and become the Catholic Academy of New Haven.

Fr. Robert A. Morgewicz made the announcement Monday describing the benefits of a STREAM (Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Arts and Math) curriculum to families. Even with this new instructional model, Fr. Morgewicz assured families that the academy with retain its Catholic authenticity.

Fr. Morgewicz said that this STREAM curriculum will help prepare students for successful careers as they enter the workforce.

“STREAM fields are the largest job growth segment in the 21st century, yet there is already a shortage of workers to satisfy this job growth,” Fr. Morgewicz said.

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There are 166 students attending St. Aedan – St. Brendan School in pre-k through grade 8. The hope is that all current students will transition to the STREAM Academy next year.

Current St. Aedan – St. Brendan School teachers who are interested in teaching within the STREAM model will remain at the Academy and be trained in the curriculum.

Faculty members who choose not to teach the STREAM model will be given priority status in their search for positions at other Catholic schools within the Archdiocese of Hartford.

Mrs. Taryn Duncan, former principal of St. Francis-St. Rose of Lima School in New Haven, has accepted the position of principal at the Catholic Academy of New Haven.


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