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Curriculum and Programs

According to the American Bishops, Catholic schools are called to realize the four-fold purpose of Christian education: to proclaim the Gospel message, build Christian community, participate in liturgical worship, and live a life of service to others. St. Augustine School provides an education with Christ at its center. We cultivate our students' faith and values, and their intellectual and creative gifts.

Students actively participate in Mass every Thursday at 8:45am in the Cathedral. Through prayer and Theology classes, teachers, students and parents share the richness of the Catholic faith. Through the faith life in school and through our unique community service program, we instill in our students the means to follow Christ and to care for those in need of our help in the school, the parish, the community and the world.

St. Augustine School's environment is nurturing and each student is given individual attention. Core studies include Theology, English Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies. Phonics is taught, as are spelling and vocabulary. Multi-sensory and tactile approaches are used to present new concepts. Equal balance between group and individual work is utilized. The school day begins at 7:50am with prayer and ends at 2:50pm with prayer for students Kindergarten through grade eight. A half-day Kindergarten program is also offered which runs until 11:45am.

In addition to the core studies our students also participate in Art, Physical Education, Computer Technology, Vocal and Instrumental Music, Library, Spanish, as well as many other educational experiences.

Private learning specialists are available on site to work with any students who have special needs in the areas of reading, decoding, comprehension or dyslexia.

A vast array of programs are available after school for children including the After-School Program that provides a safe, structured environment for children staffed by our very own teachers. In addition to this program there is Destination Imagination, Science Olympiad, Mathcounts, Girls on the Run, Boys and Girl Scouts, Ski Club, Cross Country, Volleyball, Basketball and Track for our middle school students.