Classically Catholic: Lumen Christi was founded in 2002 by Edie Fitzgerald and a group of four home-schooling families who wanted a classical Catholic education for their children, which stressed their spiritual development in truth and virtue. It started with roughly 10 students, and today has 100 students in grades Kindergarten through 12th grade. Lumen Christi students attend daily Mass, often in Latin, and participate regularly in traditional Catholic devotions, such as Eucharistic Adoration, the Angelus, and the Rosary. Lumen Christi's curriculum has been carefully selected to support its mission. Emphasis is placed on integrating faith into all courses, on reading and discussing great literature, and on rigorous instruction in Math and Science. Students begin studying Latin in 1st grade and continue in Latin all the way through high school.