College Testing Resources


AP – College Board



CLT Exam  – Classical Learning Test – The National Center for Fair & Open Testing lists over 800 colleges and universities that do not use SAT and ACT to admit substantial numbers of undergraduate students.

Common Core Concerns

See Catholic is Our Core resources.

Development/Fundraising Resources

FADICA – The Catholic Funding Guide

The Foundation Center

National Catholic Community Foundation

National Catholic Development Conference

Raskob Foundation

Scrip Online

Educational Philosophy

Diocese of Marquette – philosophical underpinnings for a curricular framework (Once at site, click on Curriculum in left toolbar)

The Lost Tools of Learning

Institute for Catholic Liberal Education                     

Educational Testing

Iowa Assessments & Cogat – Form E or F



College Entrance Exams July 2014

Private School Standardized Exams July 2014

Human Resources – Recruiting

Catholic Jobs Online

Ave Maria Career Services

Benedictine College Careers

Franciscan University Career Services

University of Dallas Career Services

Human Sexuality Resources


Carl Anderson and Jose Granados

Called to Love: Approaching John Paul II’s Theology of the Body

Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

Dignitatis Personae

Jason Evert and Crystalina Evert

How to Find Your Soulmate Without Losing Your Soul (Totus Tuus Press)

Love, Sex, and Babies (Catholic Answers)

Pure Manhood (Catholic Answers)

Pure Womanhood (Catholic Answers)

Romance without Regret

Theology of the Body for Teens and Brian Butler (Ascension Press)

Theology of His Body / Theology of Her Body (Ascension Press)

Mary Healy

Men and Women are from Eden

C.S. Lewis

The Four Loves

Pontifical Council for the Family

The Truth and Meaning of Human Sexuality

Ed Sri

Men, Women, and the Mystery of Love

St. John Paul II

Catechesis on the Book of Genesis: The Original Unity of Man and Woman

Theology of the Body

Love and Responsibility

Man and Woman He Created Them

Pam Stenzel

Introduction to Abstinence

Papal Writings

Pope Pius XI, On Christian Education: Divini Illius Magistri.

Pius XI, Casti connubii

Pope Benedict XVI, Deus Caritas Est

Pope Paul VI, Humanae Vitae – Of Human Life

Pope John Paul II, Familiaris Consortia

Pope John Paul II, The Christian Family in the Modern World

Pope John Paul II, The Gospel of Life

Pope John Paul II Mulieris Dignitatem

Online Resources

American Life Leagues – Culture of Life Studies Program


Teen Relationships and Sexual Pressure, Jason Evert and Ellen Marie;

Sex and Love: What’s a Teenager To Do? By: Marybeth Bonacci

Freedom to Love DVDs by Christopher West

Legal Resources

Alliance for Defending Freedom – Protecting Your Ministry from Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity Lawsuits

American Catholic Lawyers Association

Home School Legal Defense Association

Institute for Religious Liberty – School Religious Liberty audit

Thomas More Law Center

St. Joseph Foundation

State Regulations for Private Schools

Resources for Catholic Education

These resources were compiled specifically to assist Catholic school administrators in the daily operations of their schools. They are essentially non-common core based and build upon recognizing the dignity of the person, enhancing Catholic identity, and perpetuating best practices within Catholic educational institutions. National testing websites are included for efficiency. All resources, aside from testing sites, appeared to be non-common core at the time of publishing. Please contact us if you find otherwise.

Catholic Identity Assessment

Catholic Education Honor Roll – awards program of The Cardinal Newman Society

Catholic Identity Self-Assessment Guide (under development by The Cardinal Newman Society)

The Catholic Schools Identity Assessment  – An assessment program sponsored by the Catholic Education Foundation.


Diocesan: Non-Common Core (select samples)

Diocese of Charleston, SC

Diocese of Dallas, TX

Archdiocese of Denver, CO

Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, TX

Diocese of Nashville, TN

Diocese of Superior, WI

Diocese of Tulsa, OK

School – Diocesan & Parish (using classical approach)

Kaukauna Catholic School System, WI. Entire school system transitioned to classical approach.

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School, CO. Transitioned to a classical school in 2012and increased its enrollment.

St. Agnes School, MN. NAPCIS member school. This parish school was on the verge of closing, but is now thriving after changing its curriculum to emphasize the liberal arts and classics.

St. Jerome Classical School, MD.  This Catholic diocesan school transitioned to a classical curriculum.

School – Independent Catholic (select samples)

Holy Angels Academy, KY

John Paul the Great Academy, LA

Rhodora J. Donahue Academy, FL

Chesterton Academy, MN

Holy Family Academy, NH

Immaculata Classical Academy, KY

Kolbe Academy / Trinity Prep, CA

St. Augustine Academy, CA

St. Edmund Campion Academy, OH

School – Online

Homeschool Connections – All Catholic

Catholic Virtual School – This is an online supplemental course for Catholic Schools.

Queen of Heaven Academy, TX

Kolbe Academy, CA

School – Home School

Angelicum Academy

Aquinas Learning

Catholic Heritage Curricula

Kolbe Academy, CA

Mother of Divine Grace School

Our Lady of Victory School

St. Thomas Aquinas Academy

Seton Home Study School

Catechetical Curricula

Mary, Mother of the Eucharist – Disciples in Christ Virtue Program

Sophia Institute for Teachers

Questions for God: A Children’s Book Series

“Gravity of Education” 50th Anniversary Conference Papers

Rhodora J. Donahue Academy, Ave Maria, FL, May 13-14, 2016

Common Core or Christian Core by Steve Schultz M.A.

Catholic Liberal Education – Leading Our Students to Transcendence
by Lisa Rochefort, EdD doctoral candidate

The Spirituality of the Catholic Teacher: Reading Gravissimum Educationis through Lumen Gentium’s “Universal Call to Holiness.”
by Jeremy Johnston, M.A.

Statistics and the Gravity of Education
by Cassie R. Graham, M.A.

The Mission of the Catholic School
by Sr. Teresa Benedicta, O.P., M.A.

Behind Common Core Education Reform
by Deirdre and Domine Clemons



Bethlehem Press

Catholic Heritage Curricula

Catholic Textbook Project

Classically Catholic Memory

Daughters of St. Paul

Didache Textbook Series

Ignatius Press

Kolbe Academy

Lepanto Press

Loreto Publications

Magis Center

Midwest Theological Forum

Neuman Press

Principles and Choices – High school theology supplement.

Sophia Institute Press

St. Mary’s Messenger – Catholic monthly subscription magazine for children ages 7-12.

Tan Books


Classical Science

Classical Writing – Sequenced writing series for K-12.

Memoria Press

Yesterdays Classics – World History, Greece, Rome, England, Literature.

Secular (choose with prudence)

Dramatist Play Service, Inc.

EPS School Specialty – Reading, Writing, Comprehension, Intervention

Harry Wong Materials

Hickory Grove Press – Gifted and Talented resources and supplements for Math, ELA, Science, History

Great Books Foundation

Institute for Excellence in Writing

Samuel French – Licensing Plays and Musicals

Universal Publishing – Writing Our Catholic Faith Handwriting


Professional Development

Circe Institute

Faith and Reason Institute

Magnificate – used as faculty devotional

Sophia Institute for Teachers – Newly created resource for faith-based lesson plan exchanges. Multi-Site professional development located at varies cities and times.

The Institute for Catholic Liberal Education – Annual teacher retreat and conference.

School Management Systems

Option C – Complete, Catholic, school management system


Dennis School Uniforms

French Toast

Lands End

Parker Uniform Suppliers

Journals, Magazines, Radio, News

Catholic Answers Magazine



First Things

Holy See’s Press Office

Inside the Vatican

National Catholic Register

L’Osservatore Romano

Mindszenty Report

New Oxford Review

Our Sunday Visitor

Register Radio

Relevant Radio