We believe that education is responsibility of all. This is why in Nomadelfia we talk about "joint education". The environment and the context of life are determining factors for the formation of a personality: children learn what they live.
A child is a gift for everyone. It would not be possible to live fraternity if we did not all feel, individually and collectively, this educational responsibility towards the children who live next to us.
The family maintains its individuality, and for the children the first points of reference remain the parents. But at the same time, children know they can rely on other adults, both as emotional and educational figures.
The Family School
The school is an important moment in the educational process; a moment that it goes beyond simple education. The family school of Nomadelfia does not want to form gods Nomadelfi, but balanced, honest and responsible citizens, who know how to enter with serenity into the social fabric.
Our pedagogical model is called "living school" because it aims at a training that prepares you for life, rejecting all forms of notionism.
First of all, the teaching of the Family School of Nomadelfia is based on solidarity and collaboration. Universal values such as fraternity, justice, generosity and solidarity are transmitted to school. Furthermore leducation is understood as one enhancement of one's talents, as a service to humanity and not as an instrument of social ascent. Children are educated a feel personally responsible and involved in all aspects of life family, community and social.
The family school of Nomadelfia teaches a enhancing every person.
In teaching, we try to respect the boy's times, evaluate his particular training needs, enhancing their specificities, developing all skills, also the practical and socio-relational ones. Children learn to confront their classmates without competition.
In the school of Nomadelfia no votes are given, but families are compared to consider first the boy's commitment.
Even in comparison with the adult, the relationship is a continuation of the maternity and paternity that is lived outside the classroom. It is a relationship less hierarchical, more equal, in the belief that one learns more from a brother than from a superior. At the end of each school cycle, the students take the final exam at the public school as private students.
All Life at School
According to Don Zeno's teaching, all life is school. Owning a culture does not just mean knowing, but living what you know. As citizens, as Catholics and how Nomadelfi we must be increasingly aware of our mission and up-to-date with the problems of modern society.
During the school year, the whole population meets at 5.30 pm for a moment of reflection of about an hour and a half. Generally we listen to and discuss a meditation by Don Zeno on the various aspects of community life, but the themes dealt with may vary according to the current situation and the needs of the moment.
Spiritual exercises and retreats
Anyone who lives a vocation, periodically feels the need to stop and reflect on his life, recognizing the difficulties and strengths. For this reason, every year a course of spiritual exercises is carried out for all those who live in the community.
Even the children follow a course of spiritual exercises, appropriate to their age, which also includes many recreational moments. Training moments are then dedicated to Postulants, that is, people who have applied to live in the community, but are still carrying out a trial period.
The Study Center of Nomadelfia
Every year, the Study Center of Nomadelfia offers those who so desire the opportunity to deepen the charism and spirituality of Don Zeno. The Centro Studi originates from Don Zeno's idea of giving life to a university study of Nomadelfia, with two objectives: to give scientific dignity to the system of life values of Nomadelfia, and create a dialogue with contemporary culture.