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Theology and Formation

Formation in the Catholic faith is the foundation of an Embers education. The goal of parents and teachers is to raise every student to be a strong witness of the Catholic faith and ensure that they view themselves as beloved children of God.


Students are presented with the truths of the Catholic faith, communicated by a premier catechetical program. This approach is aimed at satisfying your child’s intellectual curiosity and answering his or her big questions: Who am I? Who made me? For what purpose? Where am I going?

Religion Curriculum

Images of God (Ignatius Press)
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program


Spirit of Truth (Sophia Institute for Teachers)
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program

Grades 1 – 5
Faith and Life Series (Ignatius Press)


Students learn to embrace the tenets of the Catholic faith through participation in faith practices and traditions that are incorporated into the school days and which resonate with the natural piety that exists in children’s hearts:

  • All-School Mass
  • Daily classroom prayers in the morning, at noon, and at the end of the day
  • Visits to the Blessed Sacrament
  • Weekly confessions made available
  • Classroom and All-School Rosaries
  • Stations of the Cross during Lent
  • Celebrations of major feast days and special liturgical events, such as Our Lady’s May Crowning


Embers is imbued with the spirit of Opus Dei, a personal prelature of the Church that seeks to support everyone in their striving for holiness in ordinary life in the middle of the world. Our students learn to live their faith in a natural way each day, both at home and at school.