Welcome to The St. Austin School
Greetings from our Head of School
Mrs. Gerry Dolan
Welcome! I am honored that you are interested in learning more about The St. Austin School.
We are a classical and Catholic school. This means that we approach education with the same wonder as the classical philosophers who believed that Truth, Goodness, and Beauty could be known and communicated. We use the Socratic method, teach critical thinking skills, and encourage the children to love learning.
Although our classical approach to education is founded on the Greeks, who sought Truth, we know as Catholics that the end of education is ultimately found in Jesus Christ who is Truth. We are enthusiastically Catholic and prioritize bringing the sacraments to our students through weekly Mass, bi-monthly adoration, and monthly confession.
Our classical approach speaks to the origin of education; our Catholic faith holds the answer. These two pillars have been understood to be the foundations for education for years. In the Vatican, there is a room with two large frescos facing each other by Raphael. One is called The School of Athens and the other is The Disputation of the Sacrament. In the room, Plato and Socrates are depicted walking towards the Holy Eucharist in the other painting. In the same way, we use classical education methods to bring us closer to the Truth found in Jesus Christ.
If you want to learn more about us, please come visit. I would be happy to tell you more about what makes us the right fit for your family.