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Toronto Catholic District School Board

 How We Meet the Diverse Needs of Our Students

The Archbishop Romero community recognizes that IMG_3248.JPGeducation must address the multi-dimensional needs of all students. This responsibility involves providing Catholic education directed at developing the spiritual, physical, intellectual, social and emotional well-being of each student. It is therefore understood that all students have the right to a quality education that develops their potential.

Our common goal is to provide for our students an education that will best equip them to live successfully and responsibly in a complex and changing world. 

 

Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador

 

A Priest of Peace (1917 to 1980)
"We cannot do everything , and there is a sense of liberation in realizing that. This enables us to do something, and to do it well. It may be incomplete, but it is a beginning, a step along the way, an opportunity for the Lord's grace to enter and do the rest."
Archbishop Oscar Romero
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Growing up in El Salvador, Oscar Romero lived a very modest life. His home - not equipped with electricity or running water - was not large enough for his family, so he and his siblings slept on the floor.
In 1942, Father Romero was ordained in Rome and in 1944, he returned to his beloved country - El Salvador. Father Romero was a bright and honest priest who prayed and cared for his people, particularly the marginalized and poor of El Salvador. His kindness and generosity made him popular among his people and his peers.
In 1970 Father Romero became Bishop. Archbishop Oscar Romero was regarded as a spokesperson and leader in the pursuits against injustice and violence. He urged people to respect one another and strongly believed that the Church must stand by the poor and speak out for their rights. As his message became more popular, his life was even more threatened.
On March 24, 1980, Archbishop Oscar Romero was assassinated while celebrating mass. His courageous stand in the face of persecution recognizes Christ's call to us all to be people of justice.
In 1989, Archbishop Romero Catholic Secondary School opened its doors welcoming into its community students from diverse backgrounds. Our school remains committed to meeting the varying needs of each of our students while nurturing the whole child academically, physically and spiritually. It is here that we celebrate and embrace the vision of Archbishop Oscar Romero as an example of Catholic teachings in action.

 

Chaplaincy at Romero
 
All of our students are required to take a course in Religious Studies each year, but our faith formation does not end there. We have a very active chaplaincy program that organizes numerous and varied retreats for every grade level. As well, our chaplaincy team provides many opportunities for our staff and students to continually develop their faith life through worship as a community both in small and large group settings.
 
As a Catholic community, we are committed to fostering the Christian values and principles inspired by our patron Archbishop Oscar Romero.