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Collegium Program

Collegium Program

Collegium Program Overview

Mrs. Randazzo

Academic Principal

Mrs. Pinkowski

Collegium Lead Teacher

Collegium Staff 2018-19

Mrs. Pinkowski, Ms. Chamberlain, Ms. Sline, Mrs. Hoag, Ms. Wealton, Mr. Knibbe, Ms. Mattes,

Mrs. Welhouse (2nd semester only), Mr. Mottl (2nd semester only)


Collegium is a key program at The Madeleine Choir School. Our collegium students serve to enhance the life of the Cathedral of the Madeleine and our school community. Students in collegium are the face of our school community often serving as lectors, ushers and altar servers. The word collegium means association. This important association between collegium and choir strengthen our community.

Throughout the school year, collegium students will engage in learning opportunities grounded in science, technology, engineering, arts, math and music (STEAM2) and community service.

Learning Expectations

Collegium students will...

Provide service and support to our local community

Apply Catholic social teaching to current issues in civic and international affairs

Engage in meaningful investigations in science, math and engineering

Discover ways to enhance learning with the use of technology tools

Demonstrate understanding of skills in multiple areas in the field of fine arts

Service to the Cathedral

Collegium students serve as altar servers for weekday (M-Th) and Sunday masses at the Cathedral. This is a required component of the program. The serving schedule will be created at the beginning of each school year. Requests for preferred days will be taken into consideration. However, accommodating the various requests is not always possible and we appreciate your flexibility and dedication.    


Behavioral Expectations for Weekday Cathedral Services

On assigned weekdays, students will participate in Choir Snack (3:45) and be escorted to Cathedral by school staff

Arriving at the Cathedral

Please patiently ring the doorbell at the Cathedral rectory. School staff member will wait until Cathedral staff answers the door. Cathedral staff will welcome you and students will work on homework or read quietly in waiting time. No cell phone use or snacks in the Cathedral rectory.

Parent Pick Up at 6:05pm


Anticipated Absences: Email notice of an anticipated absence should be given at least two weeks in advance to Cari Pinkowski. 


Absences due to Illness or Emergency: Absences due to illness or emergency should be reported by email to Cari Pinkowski:


Quarterly Attendance Grading Requirements:

            100%    Attends all service commitments

            80%    Missed one service commitment in quarter

            70%    Missed two service commitment in quarter

            60%     Unexcused absence/s. [-30% for each additional unexcused absence]


Upcoming Courses to look forward to...

Photography and Yearbook

Student Newspaper

Marketing/Web Design

Public Speaking and Debate