The St. Austin School provides a rigorous academic program which prepares our students to excel in secondary schools of the highest caliber. In collaboration with our families, we help form students in Christian virtues and the lifelong practice of the Catholic Faith.
Evangelizare Investigabiles Divitias Christi
The motto of the school is taken from St Paul’s Epistle to the Ephesians:
To preach…the unsearchable riches of Christ
There is a two-fold meaning to this text. Firstly, the teachers of the school wish to bring St Paul’s inspired wisdom to their teaching. The transmission of the Christian faith consists primarily in proclaiming Jesus Christ in order to lead others to faith in Him (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 425 ff).
And secondly, we hope that our children, when they are fully formed, will likewise…burn with the desire to proclaim Christ:
We cannot but speak of what we have seen and heard – (Acts 4:20, Catechism, 425 ff).
Philosophy of Learning
The Rev. Bede Price, OSB, one of the school’s founders, explains the educational philosophy of The St. Austin School.
The St. Austin School is an Independent Private Catholic School, situated in West St. Louis County. The St. Austin School Association of the Faithful as the ‘juridic person’ under Canon law is responsible for the Catholicity of the school. The school was founded in 2011 and is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
The school admits boys and girls as day students in grades PreK through 8. It offers a classical program of primary education from the intellectual and spiritual wealth of the Catholic Faith. The school day runs from 8:30 am until 3:15 pm, Monday through Friday. The school year is divided into three terms.