Catholic Transcript Magazine of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford Connecticut

Friday, April 20, 2018

CatholicBiblicalSchool logo RGBBLOOMFIELD – At a time when a college education is unaffordable for many, the Catholic Biblical School (CBS) of the Archdiocese of Hartford continues to offer its biblical studies courses for less than half the tuition cost of attending a state college, as cited on the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities website.

At about $78 per credit hour, the Catholic Biblical School can ease its students into the college learning experience at a bargain price, and it offers generous scholarship opportunities to applicants, as well.

The Catholic Biblical School offers state-accredited courses in every book of the Bibl,e following the accepted methods of study employed by colleges and universities  nationwide. The curriculum is designed to include an 18-credit course load to be taken over a four-year period.

For students who prefer to work on a not-for-credit basis, it offers the same education with reduced academic requirements as part of its Catholic Biblical School Core Program.

Students begin studies with a focus on a course titled Old Testament Foundations and progress through New Testament Studies in the second year, Old Testament Exile and Restoration in the third and the Word of God in the Hellenistic World in the fourth.

Daytime and evening classes are offered in locations throughout Hartford, New Haven and Litchfield counties. Beginning in September, Old Testament Foundations will be offered in Milford on Monday evenings, Bloomfield on Tuesday evenings, Hamden on Wednesday mornings and Waterbury on Thursday evenings.

The registration deadline for fall classes is August 31. All classes are subject to adequate enrollment. For details, go to and click on Catholic Biblical School in the main menu, or contact the Office of Education, Evangelization and Catechesis at 860-242-5573.

You need not be of any particular faith tradition to enroll.