Frequently Asked Questions
The Atonement Academy is accredited by the Texas Catholic Conference Education Department (TCCED).
Uniforms are required and are purchased at the expense of the students’ families from Parker Uniforms located at 2108 N. W. Military Hwy. While each student should acquire the standard uniform at a minimum, there are other optional articles of uniform dress that allow students flexibility.
The Atonement Academy, a co-educational Ordinariate school, has an enrollment of approximately 540 students in grades Pre-K3 through 12. Average class sizes are around 25 students with an overall student-to-teacher ratio of approximately 18 to 1. Nearly 90% of our students profess to be of the Catholic faith.
In serving the community, we are not only benefiting others but we also benefit ourselves. “Man, who is the only creature on earth which God willed for itself, cannot fully find himself except through a sincere gift of himself” (GS 24). Service helps us to fulfill who God created us to be and allows us to realize that authentic happiness and fulfillment is possible only when we give of ourselves to others. In the formative interest of building the Christian habit of service, The Atonement Academy student participates in the schoolwide service projects such as:
- 40 Cans for Lent (Catholic Charities)
- Penny War for our Sister School, St. Joseph’s, in the Holy Land
- Chores for Charity
- St. Vincent de Paul school supply drive, coat drive, toiletry drive
- Habitat for Humanity
- The San Antonio Food Bank
- Haven for Hope
The Atonement Academy does allow shadow visits by appointment. Shadow visitors are assigned to follow a student for all or part of the regular school day in order to get a more in-depth feel of the school environment. Shadow visits will not be available during the week of Thanksgiving, or on abbreviated schedule (early dismissal) days.
Because The Atonement Academy currently has enrolled students from approximately 65 zip codes in the greater San Antonio area, it is not feasible to provide equitable transportation service. However, staff can assist families in identifying fellow The Atonement Academy families who may be interested in carpooling.
In an effort to encourage and to develop each individual student to reach his/her unique potential, The Atonement Academy offers a variety of clubs, organizations, and athletic pursuits. The Atonement Academy participates in the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) for Lower School, AIAL league for Middle School, and Texas Christian Athletic League (T-CAL) for Upper School, which guides all athletic, academic, and fine arts competitions.
Athletic teams offered include:
- Fall: Cross-Country (Girls/Boys); Football (Boys); Volleyball (Girls)
- Winter: Basketball (Girls/Boys); Soccer (Girls/Boys);
- Spring: Baseball (Boys); Softball (Girls); Tennis (US Only; Girls/Boys); Track & Field (Girls/Boys)
- Year-Round: Drum Line (Girls/Boys)
Clubs and Organizations include:
- Chess Team
- Creative Writing Club
- Debate Club
- Drama Society
- Latin Club
- TCAL Academic Teams
- Math Lab
- National Junior Honor Society (NJHS)
- National Honor Society (NHS)
- Prom Committee
- Robotics Club
- St. Gianna Pro-Life
- Spirit Club
- Student Council
For more information, please contact our admissions office at (210) 695-2240.