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Christ the Divine in Aspinwall touts technology, hosts open house

Tawnya Panizzi
| Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, 3:42 p.m.
A group of students from Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic Academy relax in the school's lawn along Brilliant Avenue in Aspinwall.
A group of students from Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic Academy relax in the school's lawn along Brilliant Avenue in Aspinwall.

Administrators at Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic Academy in Aspinwall hope to showcase the school's growing enrollment, technology-based curriculum and foundation in faith during an open house this month.

The elementary school along Brilliant Avenue will welcome visitors from noon to 2 p.m. Oct. 21.

“CDTCA is such a special community,” parent Sue Carenbauer said. “The teachers and staff get to know each family and truly care about each other.”

The private school starts with classes for 3- and 4-year-olds and goes through eighth grade.

It has about 200 students this year, a number than has grown from about 120 student a decade ago.

Director of Admissions Katie Lovett said an improved technology platform has drawn interest. There are now Google Chromebooks for all middle schoolers and a media center for all ages.

Students have access to a 3-D printer, vinyl cutter and laser engraver. Class sizes average about 20 students.

“Through technology and communication, we provide your child with the tools they need to succeed,” Lovett said. “We pride ourselves on creating an accessible learning environment for every type of student.”

Mary Claire Kasunic, president of Oakland Catholic High School, said graduates of CDTCA appear to transition easily to her building.

“They come to us with the study and time management skills crucial to balancing a rigorous high school curriculum and active participation in extracurricular programs,” she said.

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Tawnya Panizzi is a staff writer for the Tribune-Review. Reach her at 412-782-2121, ext. 2.

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