Philosophy of Education
The Atonement Academy curriculum maintains an unwavering commitment to provide an education that upholds the enduring principles of Western civilization. This commitment to Western Civilization and the classical, Catholic principles set forth in our heritage is increasingly important in today’s secularized world.
As The Congregation for Catholic Education stated in “Educating Today and Tomorrow: A Renewing Passion,” a high school devoted to Christ and the development of the whole human person is such an important element in the rearing of thoughtful, honest, and upright young men and women in today’s secularized world.
The Atonement Academy faces this challenge head on. Our Scope and Sequence facilitates the development of the whole human person, centered around the Truth as manifested in the person of Jesus Christ, the Word made Flesh.
The lower school provides students with a lifelong intellectual and spiritual foundation through a rigorous and innovative curriculum focused on faith, critical thinking, responsibility and service. The education at The Atonement Academy incorporates the hallmarks of a traditional Catholic education and focuses on educating the whole child. Each child is nurtured, valued and encouraged to work to his or her full potential.
The experience of the students at The Atonement Academy is one of vast opportunities academically, socially and spiritually. We support the continuous improvement of student achievement and our curriculum was designed not only to meet, but to exceed state and national standards. Teachers and administrators designed this curriculum utilizing Curriculum Mapping, a process of organizing and planning what is happening in our classrooms at specific points during the school year. Socially, we offer many extracurricular activities, including sports, STEM clubs such as Robotics, and theater. Lower school students grow spiritually through their daily religion lessons, daily Mass, saints of the day, and sacramental preparation.