One of the most encouraging signs of renewed vitality of Catholic education is the recent growth of classical education at the elementary and secondary levels of education. The Classical Curriculum integrates the best of our Catholic tradition into all subjects, developing rigorous critical thinking skills and yielding impressive standardized test scores. I am convinced that classical education holds out the greatest hope for our children’s future flourishing and for renewal of Church life. It is for this reason that I heartily support the efforts of Stella Maris Academy, located at Star of the Sea Parish in San Francisco, to open an Integrated Classical Curriculum school in August 2021, and am committed to seeing it grow into a sustainable future. I further hope that we will be able to open more Classical Academies in the Archdiocese of San Francisco in the coming years, and I encourage you to enroll your children at our first Classical School, Stella Maris Academy.