Theology Curriculum

"First and foremost, every Catholic educational institution is a place to encounter the living God who in Jesus Christ reveals His transforming love and truth (cf. Spe Salvi, 4).  This relationship elicits a desire to grow in the knowledge and understanding of Christ and His teaching.”  Pope Benedict XVI, Address to Catholic Educators

Intellectual formation and the use of human reason is an indispensable part of student faith formation. Through a properly formed intellect, students are able to apply knowledge of faith and morals to real-world situations. Theology courses taught in Catholic high schools operate within the framework of the curriculum outlined by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. No longer can the Church presuppose each student has a personal relationship with Christ. To that end, this curriculum’s focus is to make theological thought at the high school level more Christo-centric, with emphasis on the relation between the Paschal Mystery and everyday life. 

We invite you to view the USCCB’s Curriculum Framework for an in-depth look at each course and its objectives.