We Are Covington Latin
1/26/2021 12:00:00 AM
Mother of Anthony '26
Latin School gives me the utmost confidence in the quality education my son Anthony receives. I am assured knowing my child gets solid, challenging, faith-based instruction. During COVID, Latin has been in-person. That is vital to me, not only because I work, but Anthony learns better when he's at a desk surrounded by peers and a teacher in the front of the classroom. The CLS environment solidifies my belief that Anthony is building upon his foundation for success in life not only academically, but as a person and a leader. No doubt Anthony will be successful in life, due to his CLS roots.
This is the first year Anthony has had Theology as part of his curriculum. Latin is a fantastic way to nurture what he has learned through CCD as a young child. Recently, while reviewing Theology notes, I came across they had touched on The Beatitudes. I asked Anthony if he could name one Beatitude. He thought for a moment, then pensively said, "Blessed are the poor, for they shall be hugged and loved." While not a true Beatitude, it displayed his genuine appreciation for Jesus and Jesus's message He gives to us all.
CLS is a school of excellence that offers unique opportunities that I sacrifice for, with love, to enable my son to partake in, from the education itself to the once-in-a-lifetime student trips that are offered yearly. Although we have not been on one of these educational trips, I am sure they are infused with experiences that will open one's eyes to different world cultures.
I would be remiss if I also didn't mention Latin gives me a sense of peace. When Anthony was in grade school, at least weekly, I was emailed or called to the proverbial principal's office to discuss a behavioral problem. I quickly caught on that Anthony was not working enough in school. He was minimally learning. He was bored, so resorted to entertaining himself in class, which was disruptive. At CLS, Anthony is challenged. When a student is challenged and busy in the classroom, there's no time for extracurricular talking in class or roaming the halls looking for things to do. It is a sigh of relief and gratitude that I can now read emails, answer my phone, pick him up after school and not have negative things said to me about my child.
I've noticed Anthony developing a sense of community and service. He asked to purchase a "Tewes Farm" face mask to "show support for Ms. Tewes." He readily wants to wear CLS clothing, as he is so proud of the school he calls home. CLS has brought firsts for us. This past year has been the first time Anthony has come to be interested in an activity, whereas in the past, it has been me encouraging him about an activity he may want to explore. To see him take action and express himself is beyond rewarding. As a result of his own initiative, Anthony is a member of the Student Council and is a tutor to fellow students.
Mother's intuition seldom fails. I trusted my intuition from the moment I even thought about registering my son to enroll at CLS. What a positive, life-changing, empowering decision that was and for which we are ever grateful.