Christendom’s admissions office hosted Homeschool Visit Day, an open house event geared toward prospective students with a homeschool background, on September 27. With over 25 students and their families attending, it was a great success, and gave the visitors a great opportunity to mingle with students, faculty, and staff, and learn about all that Christendom has to offer.
In the morning, attendees learned about the history of the college, as well as the diverse careers of our alumni from vice president for enrollment Tom McFadden, followed by a talk by director of admissions Sam Phillips about financial aid and scholarship opportunities.
Prospective students then attended a class relevant to their interests, while parents heard from alumnus John Clark (’92) who spoke on, “Why Christendom: A Homeschooling Dad’s Perspective.” Clark shared his positive experience with Christendom, as a student, alumnus, and Christendom parent. According to Clark, Christendom has been an invaluable investment for his family. Clark and his six brothers – the children of Dr. Mary Kay Clark who directs Seton Home Study School – all attended Christendom, as did his wife, Lisa, and now, his second and third sons are current students, while his eldest is an alumnus of the college.
Afterwards, visitors attended Mass, a private luncheon with faculty, staff, and select students, and then toured the campus.
Finally, visitors met with history professor Dr. Brendan McGuire, who gave a talk entitled “Homeschool Success at Christendom.” McGuire, who was homeschooled and is a graduate of Christendom, had plenty of helpful insight to offer on making the transition from homeschooling to studying at Christendom. Finally, director of admissions Sam Phillips concluded with an information session on Christendom’s study abroad opportunities, as well as a Q&A.
This event was an excellent opportunity for interested students to learn more about Christendom, and to experience Christendom’s campus, classes, and culture. The next open house will be held on Monday, October 14. Click here to learn more.