Community & Culture Nights educate parents in the strong Catholic identity, unique classical curriculum and particular Ave Maria culture of Donahue Academy.

To help parents articulate and support Donahue Academy’s mission, we offer several large events, called Community & Culture Nights. These evening get-togethers are held at the school and focus on explaining our Catholic, classical curriculum’s three stages of formation: Grammar, Logic and Rhetoric.

This series of events will help you deepen your understanding of the Catholic, classical education provided by Donahue Academy.

We also offer smaller C&C Relaxed evenings throughout the year. These events give parents the opportunity to socialize, build community and learn about important topics that foster the development of all who are involved in Donahue Academy.

Community & Culture Nights 2022 – 2023 Schedule

Please note that new families will fulfill all their required volunteer hours by attending the three Community & Culture Nights hosted at Donahue Academy. Returning families can fulfill all their required volunteer hours by attending any three evenings, including both Community & Culture Nights and C&C Relaxed.

Families new to Donahue Academy are required to attend all three of these events.

Overview of Classical Education

Wednesday, August 31st, 6:30pm

Hosted at Donahue Academy.
Free, on-site babysitting!

The Rhetoric Stage

Monday, November 14th, 6:30pm

Hosted at Donahue Academy.
Free, on-site babysitting!

The Grammar and Logic Stages

Tuesday, February 7th, 6:30pm

Hosted at Donahue Academy.
Free, on-site babysitting!

These events are optional for all families and require an RSVP.

Implementing Family Prayer/Liturgical Living at Home

Monday, September 19th, 7:30pm

C&C Relaxed – Hosted by the Trabbic Family

Conquering After-School Chaos and Homework

Tuesday, October 18th, 7:30pm

C&C Relaxed – Hosted by the Nutt Family

Experience a History Seminar

Thursday, December 1st, 7:30pm

C&C Relaxed – Hosted by the Graham Family

How to Talk about the Birds and the Bees

Thursday, January 12th, 7:30pm

C&C Relaxed – Hosted by the Millward Family

Saving Kids from Screens – and Bringing Them into Books!

Tuesday, March 7th, 7:30pm

C&C Relaxed – Hosted by the Fairchild Family

Why Study Latin?

Wednesday, April 19th, 7:30pm

C&C Relaxed – Hosted by the Jahnke Family

If you missed any of the Community & Culture Nights from the 2021-2022 school year or would like re-watch them, the highlights from each are available below.