Union Catholic offers a wide variety of academic offerings and extra-curricular activities within six learning levels tailored to meet each student’s strengths and interests. UC encourages balance as students navigate their high school journeys.
“One of my favorite parts of Union Catholic is the balance that it strikes between being able to offer students all of the curriculum and activities they could ever want, while still being small enough and personal enough to give students a unique experience. Everything about my connections with my teachers, and even with the other students, feels so much more personal,” says rising junior Alexandra Bonn.
“In the real world, you have to have balance, and I think UC does a really good job of fostering that,” adds rising senior Michael Palacio. “We are guided to manage our time so that one task isn’t given too much attention at the expense of others.”
Meeting a Generation’s Needs
Union Catholic adopted its use of laptops more than 20 years ago. Principal, Sister Percylee Hart is proud of UC’s cutting edge approach to education, with a curriculum fostered by the use of technology. This was especially evident during the pandemic, when UC transitioned seamlessly to virtual learning.
But technology isn’t everything, Principal Hart says.
“What we really try to do at Union Catholic is meet the needs of this generation,” Principal Hart says. “I’ve been in education for 50 years and this is the first time that I have encountered students that process and function in new ways.”
The students agree.
Just ask them.
“Multi-tasking is something that Union Catholic heavily pushes, encouraging students to do clubs and sports, and focus on their schoolwork and their connection with God,” Bonn says.
Living UC’s Core Values
Union Catholic’s goal is to graduate academically successful young women and men who demonstrate its core values of responsibility, respect, honesty, community and compassion.
Sister Percylee looks forward to having students back in person this fall, as the school community comes alive with renewed hope and excitement for the future.
“It’s a laboratory of life,” she says. “One of our biggest strengths is our environment. We need each other. It’s not all about mastery of technology and one-on-one learning, it’s also relational and becoming all God calls you to be.”
Union Catholic students agree.
Just ask them.
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