Seniors Tackle Challenging Topics
Members of the Class of 2023 brought intellectual curiosity and enthusiasm to FGR on Monday and Tuesday, May 15 and 16 as they presented their semester-long research projects. This is the second year of the Capstone program at FGR, and these students built upon the...
Summer Sports Camps at FGR
FGR Athletics is pleased to offer a variety of sports camps for youth, incoming freshmen, and current players. The camps, which include offerings in both boys and girls sports, run throughout the summer and generally run for three consecutive days. These camps are...
Monday June 12
- 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
- Freshman/Transfer Welcome Night
Friday July 21
- All Day
- 4th Annual Deacon Lawrence Golf Outing
Thursday August 3
- 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Dramalums presents Big FishLydia Mendelssohn Theatre (911 N University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, United States)
FGR At a Glance
years of excellence in Catholic education
Intentional Discipleship is the knowledge of the Catholic Faith and of the love that Jesus Christ has for each and every one of us. It is the “Apprenticeship for the Christian Life.”
Steeped in Catholic Intellectual Tradition, our curriculum is designed to prepare you to meet the demands of the modern world.
At FGR, you will be encouraged to develop your God-given talents and be challenged to overcome your limitations.
At FGR, creativity allows you to think in new ways and stretch yourself to discover more fully who you are.
MEET OUR TEACHERS
Mr. Vincent Burns
Physics teacher, Mr. Vincent Burns, incorporates the motto of the founder of the Holy Cross brother who taught him in high school into his own teaching: “The mind must not be cultivated at the expense of the heart.” When he heard about FGR as he was completing his master’s degree through Notre Dame’s ACE program in 2016, he knew he wanted to teach here because he could see that the integration of mind and heart is “very intentionally part of the school’s mission.” Mr. Burns loves teaching physics, and he believes it can be one of the most accessible subjects, if taught well. While he allows that there’s certainly a microscopic element to the discipline, he insists that physics is a very visual science, so it can “have a lower entry point” than other areas of study. In the labs he conducts, Mr. Burns takes full advantage of physics’ visibility in order to spark wonder in his students and get them “to naturally ask questions about the world.”
MEET OUR TEACHERS
Mrs. Mary Jo Davis
For Mrs. Mary Jo Davis, there’s not enough time in the day to spend learning about math and how to teach it. The instructor’s continuous search for new ways to teach math coheres with her staunch belief in lifelong learning. For her personal finance class, Mrs. Davis asks her students to read a nonfiction book alongside their other homework. To illustrate why she does this, she cites Dave Ramsey, who “says that millionaires read a nonfiction book a month,” and she insists that “nonfiction books are key to getting yourself thinking and changing your mind,” in order to broaden and expand it. Mrs. Davis’s favorite part of teaching is sharing her “enthusiasm for the beauty of mathematics” and witnessing her students make connections for the first time.
MEET OUR TEACHERS
Mr. Cory Landrum
Mr. Cory Landrum began teaching Latin at FGR in 2019, and it was the school’s Catholic nature and mission that originally drew him. He always wanted to serve God through education, and he recounts that, “when the opportunity came up, I jumped at it. This is pretty much a dream job for me.” Mr. Landrum knew from a young age that he wanted to teach, and he credits his grade school teachers for showing him the mission of a good instructor. The Latin teacher believes that “language is a pathway to understanding and accessing another culture’s worldview.” His love for Latin is tied to a desire to understand other cultures and ideas, and in particular, early Christian theology and philosophy. For this reason, Mr. Landrum’s favorite lesson plans interweave philosophy with the Latin the high schoolers learn. Incorporating philosophy in Latin class also helps students “to think critically not only about their faith in the context of reason, but also the world at large.”