Headmaster’s Welcome

Welcome to St. Augustine School!

If you’re a prospective parent considering non-traditional education options for your child, or if you’re just interested in learning more about our school, please take a moment to explore our website—you’ll get a snapshot of what makes St. Augustine School so wonderfully unique!

At St. Augustine School our mission is to cultivate excellence, wisdom, and joy by assisting parents in the education of their children, so that they may grow into a thorough understanding of God’s truth, goodness, and beauty. We take our mission seriously, and you’ll see that this is evident in our students’ daily experiences.

In order to accomplish this mission, we are a collaborative, classical, Christian school. As part of the collaborative model, we strive to seamlessly offer the best attributes of traditional schooling and homeschooling by offering students the opportunity to achieve a high degree of academic excellence within the structure of a traditional classroom setting, without sacrificing God-ordained time for families to work, play, learn, and grow together.

We partner with parents to provide the curricular framework and scheduling structure to challenge and grow student’s minds and cultivate Christian and educational virtues.  G. K. Chesterton said of Christianity, “…the more I found that while it had established a rule and order, the chief aim of that order was to give room for the good things to run wild.”  The combination of our classical Christian curricula, structured classrooms facilitated by caring Christ-honoring teachers, and a solid, covenantal partnership with parents provides the ideal training ground for all things true, good, and beautiful to captivate the imaginations and run wild in the hearts and minds of our students.

We quantify excellence through our rigorous, classical curricula taught by professional and passionate educators from a Christian worldview combined with high grading standards. Wisdom and joy are measured through conduct marks periodically assigned by each teacher designed to give students and parents feedback on their progress toward becoming mature, competent, God-honoring citizens fully prepared to engage the culture for the sake of Christ.

We’d love to answer any questions you have. If you’re interested in learning more, please make plans to attend one of our informational meetings.  Once you’ve attended an informational meeting, you can make an appointment to come for a visit so we can welcome you in person, and you can see for yourself the nurturing, Christ-centered, and challenging learning climate and budding culture of our unique and special school.

David L. Herndon

Headmaster