• MISSION, VISION, AND PILLARS 

    MISSION
    We inspire and develop the whole child in an enriching environment combining academic excellence, an arts-integrated curriculum, and a supportive Catholic family.
     
    VISION 2018-2023
    To be the home for families who value
    • Continued academic excellence with a commitment to student-centered and personalized learning.
    • Consistent integration of the arts into all aspects of the curriculum to deepen learning.
    • Growth in Catholic faith formation with an increased emphasis on community and service.
    • Culture of stewardship that strengthens our school, parish, and neighborhood.
    • Diverse opportunities to explore extra-curricular interests in academics, arts, and athletics.
    To achieve this, we focus on the development of the whole child - mind, body, spirit - through investing in these Foundation Areas:
    • Highly Qualified Educators
    • Social/Emotional Learning
    • High School Readiness
    • Technology Integration
    • Financial Stability
    • Campus Facilities
    PILLARS 
    Toward this end, AACA seeks to educate the whole child by providing an educational experience built on three pillars:

    ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE
    We work diligently to ensure that we prepare our children to gain entry to and thrive in a college preparatory high school, as well as lay the groundwork for a college education and beyond. In addition, we work tirelessly to construct an educational experience that not only prepares students for their formal education but also awakens a love and joy of learning.

    ARTS INTEGRATION
    To support our students on this journey, we utilize the arts as a pathway for learning. An AACA education includes both art classes and arts integration into our core subjects. AACA has made a tremendous investment in building a sophisticated arts program. The result is clear: the arts inspire our children to embrace school while expanding their depth and breadth of understanding of core subject matter. In addition to its academic value, the arts teach children to appreciate a multitude of perspectives. As Elliott Eisner stated so well, the “arts teach children that problems can have more than one answer.”  
     
    CATHOLIC COMMUNITY
    We recognize that we cannot develop intellectual and creative capacity in a vacuum. We must provide a platform for our students to become responsible and socially aware citizens so that they make use of their intellectual and creative gifts to make wise choices within their communities. With this in mind, we wrap our students in the warm, welcoming safety net of our Catholic faith community, while we teach them the process of community building.
     
    In order to engage students to realize their dreams, we must engage their teachers in continuous learning as well. This tenant of our program provides teachers with the tools to light fires for our students.
     
    FOR MORE INFORMATION 
    For inquiries into our academic, arts or religious education programs, as well as admissions questions, please contact us at 773-348-4629.