St. Gregory's Academy

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Saint Gregory's Academy
135 St Gregory's Place
Elmhurst, Pennsylvania, (Lackawanna County) 18444
United States
Coordinates 41°22′57″N 75°32′33″W / 41.38250°N 75.54250°W / 41.38250; -75.54250Coordinates: 41°22′57″N 75°32′33″W / 41.38250°N 75.54250°W / 41.38250; -75.54250
Type Private Boarding school, All-Male
Motto Bonum Verum Pulchrum
(The Good, the True, the Beautiful)
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Patron saint(s) St. Gregory the Great
Closed May 26, 2012
Grades 9-12
Campus size 190 acres (0.77 km2)
Color(s) Red and Black         
Team name Highlanders
Affiliation Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter

Saint Gregory’s Academy was an all-male Roman Catholic boarding school located in Elmhurst, Pennsylvania. It was associated with the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter. The Academy offered a threefold education and formation: spiritual, intellectual, and physical. Students participated in traditional Roman Catholic liturgy, were provided with intellectual formation, and were given the opportunity to participate in competitive high-school level athletics in the form of two sports: soccer and rugby. It operated with the permission of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Scranton. The academy closed at the end of the 2011-2012 academic year.

The purpose of St. Gregory’s Academy was taken from Pope Pius XI’s Divini Illius Magistri:

"The specific and immediate purpose of Christian education is to cooperate with divine grace in forming the true and perfect Christian… the true Christian, the product of Christian education, is simply the supernatural man: the man who feels, judges and acts always and consistently in accordance with right reason enlightened by the example and teaching of Jesus Christ."

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