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 employ three distinctives at St. Augustine School. We are a University Model®, Classical, Christian school. As a University-Model® school, 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. To learn more about each of these distinctives, click on the Education tab from our home screen.

In Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning, Douglas Wilson states, “Necessity may induce the student to learn the material; it will not induce him to love it. If he does not love it, he will content himself with a lesser standard of achievement.” At St. Augustine School, we embrace this approach to learning as it accurately sums up our commitment to excellence, wisdom, and joy.

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 their 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. Send me an email at dherndon@augustinems.com, or better yet, 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