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Father Joel Rippinger - Alternatives in Education
Father Joel Rippinger has served as a teacher, coach and chaplain at the Marmion Academy (an all-boys Catholic school in the Benedictine tradition) for over forty years, and reviews the history of the school dating back to 1933. The school has an ongoing connection with Marmion Abbey, and has featured an ROTC curriculum since 1935. Father Joel reviewed the school's LEAD curriculum, the importance of student community service, the Academy’s move from a residential program to a day program, and the school's partnership with its sister school (first Madonna and now Rosary). Marmion Academy is a college prep school with a strong extracurricular component.