Practically homeless, Andrew Brice slipped into a sports practice at St. Benedict’s Prep in Newark. The coach told him to show up for school on Monday. Two years later, he’s studying at the Catholic prep school and living in the adjacent monastery grounds.
St. Benedict’s is featured on tonight’s 60 Minutes.
“Benedictine Monk Edwin Leahy has been associated with the school for most of six decades as student, teacher and now the headmaster of St. Benedict’s,” reports Scott Pelley. Leahy believes in empowering students to make decisions on activities and rules. If they make bad decisions, “that’s a better learning experience for them,” says Leahy.