Christ the Divine Teacher School, a regional Catholic school in the Latrobe area, was formed in 1990 from the merger of Holy Family, St. John the Evangelist and St. Vincent Basilica parish schools. CDT originally opened to students in Preschool through Eighth Grade, however the Seventh and Eighth Grade programs were discontinued in 2011. In 2007, CDT welcomed new students from the recently closed Sacred Heart School in Youngstown, adding to the rich history of the school and collection of diverse alumni.
In the past few years, the school has expanded to afford students even greater opportunities. The new St. Jerome Library and Media Center was opened in 2013, including a brand new classroom, expanded library selection and a mobile iPad library complete with 20 iPads for student use to allow hands-on, on-the-go learning and the building of an eBook catalog.
In the 2016-17 school year, Christ the Divine Teacher has instituted a Classical curriculum. The focus of this type of curriculum is to develop individual thinking, asking what is true and good. Classes build skills in logic, debate, public speaking, clear reasoning, research, writing and communicating. Students explore specific time periods in history which are tied into their coursework in English, reading, geography and religion classes.
In 2017, we were pleased to reopen the 7th grade to further expand our Logic School, and in 2019, we reopened the 8th grade.