Washington D.C., Jun 4, 2021 / 14:00 pm
The Archdiocese of Boston is planning on opening its first new Catholic school in more than 50 years, featuring a “blended learning” experience of online and in-person instruction.
Lumen Verum Academy will open this fall with 25 students in grades six through eight, and will eventually expand to add grades nine through 12. The goal is to enroll about 350 to 400 students, WGBH reported.
The school’s name is the Latin term for “true light.”
Unlike a traditional Catholic school, Lumen Verum Academy will feature online instruction for four days a week, with one in-person day on Wednesdays. Another in-person session, on Saturdays, will be optional. The school will have neither a building nor a central classroom.