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Catholic boarding school launches new Liberal arts programme

Liberal arts Chavagnes

Liberal Arts graduates

Chavagnes International College, an international Catholic boarding school for boys, situated in the west of France, is opening a new Liberal Arts programme which provides an opportunity for university-level studies for boys and girls who have completed high school. The new programe offers an intensive formation in Catholic Liberal Arts over 2 years, leading to a BA in the Liberal Arts with French.

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Canadian politician defends Catholic schools’ right to teach Catholic values

United Conservative Party (UCP) leadership candidate Jason Kenney says Premier Rachel Notley has no right telling Catholic educators how to teach Catholic values.

“It’s not for me or the premier to dictate to the Catholic education system how it teaches Catholic values,” Kenney told reporters following a leadership rally in southwest Edmonton Tuesday night.

Kenney was responding to questions about a proposed Catholic school board sexual education curriculum that both Education Minister David Eggen and Premier Rachel Notley have strongly rejected.

“The whole point of the Catholic education system is to be Catholic,” said Kenney, who attended a Catholic boarding school in Wilcox, Sask.

“Of course there should be a basic common curriculum in the school system,” he said.

Catholic, independent and charter schools will have different approaches to developing their curriculum, Kenney said, but pointed out that’s what makes them special.

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Learn French in France at Chavagnes

Chavagnes International College, the Catholic boarding school for boys, has announced a summer session from 2nd to 17th July for boys from the UK and Ireland who want to improve their French. Held at the same time as a popular course for French boys learning English (now in its 15th year), this 2-week course involves intensive French tuition from native speakers and excursions to local sites of interest, including the amazing Puy du Fou theme park.

For more information on the intensive French summer course for boys, click here.

Understanding boys

Schools are not succeeding in capturing the imagination and energy of many boys. Too many boys feel that school is a combination of a hostile authority and meaningless tasks. And governments are concerned because schools are not imparting to many boys the values governments wish them to learn – such as productivity, citizenship and helping the community. Boys and men at risk cost the community in road deaths, suicides and broken families. Men are 90 per cent of the people kept at great cost in prisons. Likewise, the vast majority of school suspensions and expulsions and slow achievers are boys.



The War on Boys

Boys vs girls … how boys are being left behind by an education system that does not understand them.


English lessons a must before entering international school

Chavagnes International College ( is offering intensive English courses, especially designed for boys who wish to join the school but need to improve their English before they arrive, but also open to others. These courses take place from April to August every year.

More information about English language courses here :

Chavagnes one of Europe’s best schools

Property Guides, the European relocation experts, list Chavagnes International College among Europe’s twenty best schools:

Chavagnes International College is the leading European Catholic boarding school for boys, educating young gentlemen through the medium of English and preparing them for UK university entrance, including Oxford an Cambridge.


Being a parent to boys is different …

Here is one mother’s account of the adventure of being a parent of an energetic little boy; full of surprises, but worth every minute:


Many schools are failing our boys

From the Washington post :

My 8-year-old son has been struggling in school. Again.

Re-entry after winter break has not been easy for him. The rules and restrictions of school – Sit Still. Be Quiet. Do What You Are Told, Nothing More, Nothing Less. – have been grating on him, and it shows. His teacher recently emailed me; she’d noticed a change in his behavior (more belligerent, less likely to cooperate) and wanted to know if there was anything going on at home.

My guess, I said, was that he was upset about having to be back in school after break. I was right.

The lack of movement and rigid restrictions associated with modern schooling are killing my son’s soul.


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Boarding Schools Are Good for Teenage Boys

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Teenage boys will not be freed from the bog they are immured in by new-fangled modifications and medications, but by old-fashioned reason and remedies. Boys today suffer from despondency, lack of direction, and a masculine identity crisis, overwhelmed as they are by widespread feminization, relativism, pornography, and cultural collapse. The quandary is rooted in a neglect of male nature, and a return to real attentiveness is requisite before there can be any renewal in male character.

Meanwhile, boys remain under siege. They live virtual lives. They underachieve and underperform. They don’t go to college. The men they become are often crippled by passivity and insipidity, cheating church and country of priests, fathers, laborers, and leaders. One solution lies in making education lively enough to bring boys back to life. A revival of Catholic boarding schools for high-school age boys is central to this solution, for it allows life and education to be liturgical, imparting the greatest impetus, the truest direction, and the richest culture—which is the foundation of a happy life.