Catechesis of the Good Shepherd


We provide each child with a special place to foster the growth of their relationship with God, using the curriculum Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. Atrium I explores God’s love for us by learning about the person of the Good Shepherd, Jesus Christ. Here, Jesus becomes a real person to the child who learns just how precious the Kingdom of God is to us in our lives.

Developed by Sofia Cavalletti in Rome in 1954, The Church of the Good Shepherd (CGS) uses these Montessori based materials to take Biblical texts or signs and symbols from the Catholic liturgy and makes it available for ongoing independent reflection. Atrium curriculum in integrated into the GSM experience along with the Montessori lessons.  CGS offers the heart of our Christian faith to children using the Montessori teaching method.

It has been the joyful, peaceful response of the children themselves that has inspired and determined the content of this unique program. Children of all faiths and backgrounds are warmly welcomed.