About Us

Vision Statement

St. Augustine’s was founded to unite the best of the modern home school with the tradition of a Catholic liberal arts education. The goal of Catholic liberal arts education is to understand how everything humans can ever know fits together in a coherent image of God’s universe and how He wants us to live in it. Such learning must be lived and carried into the heart as well as the mind.

At St. Augustine’s the goodness of our students and their families is the foundation of our program. Our families love the good, the true and the beautiful and want their children to better know these aspects of God’s grace. They are dedicated homeschoolers who want a structured and systematic foundation they can reinforce and expand upon in the home. They remain the primary educators of their children.

The students read original texts and engage in seminar-style discussions, from the Middle School onward, but all students explore ideas and their repercussions. What is learned in class is then carried on in the home school through reading, writing, and problem-solving assignments that become a focus of family culture. Weekly e-mails from each tutor keep the parents and students on task.

Our tutors, deeply educated in the vast heritage of Catholic truths and culture, help the students build an ever-richer picture of God’s world from the 5th grade through the 12th. Since love and knowledge grow together, Literature and History are at the heart of our curriculum. These subjects detail man’s greatest hopes, and loves, and failings, when taught at any grade level. Latin, and in the middle and upper levels, Logic, Philosophy and Scripture lead children ever more deeply into the mind of the Church and the truths she teaches and embodies. Science, Math and Writing, at all levels provide languages to describe both the patterns of reality and our imagination.

Yet beyond ideas are the great men and women whose lives change millions of others by their correspondence to grace. When we come to know man’s history, we are humbled and inspired by how God provided for our ancestors, both by revelation and the natural law. We learn to admire their greatness even while we are cautioned by their errors, for they tell us so much about our own time.

Authentic beauty unlocks the yearning of the human heart, the profound desire to know, to love, to go towards the Other, to reach for the Beyond.

Pope Benedict XVI

WHY ST. AUGUSTINE’S HEP?

St. Augustine’s is a classical homeschool curriculum which immerses the student into Catholic culture, tradition, and truths that have been transmitted by Christ for over 2,000 years. Since love and knowledge grow together, Literature and History are at the heart of our curriculum. These subjects detail man’s greatest hopes, and loves, and failings, when taught at any grade level. Latin—and, in the middle and upper levels— Logic, Philosophy and Scripture lead children ever more deeply into the mind of the Church and the truths she teaches and embodies. Science, Math and Writing, at all levels provide languages to describe both the patterns of reality and our imagination.

Yet beyond ideas are the great men and women whose lives change millions of others by their correspondence to grace. When we come to know man’s history, we are humbled and inspired by how God provided for our ancestors, both by revelation and the natural law. We learn to admire their greatness even while we are cautioned by their errors, for they tell us so much about our own time.

St. Augustine’s combines in-class learning experiences 2-3 days/wk with a staff of exceptional Catholic tutors, while 2-3 days are dedicated to studies at home. St. Augustine’s is the perfect bridge for families who want Catholic excellence within the classroom and in the home, while not compromising or diminishing the primary goal of homeschooling, nor replacing the primary educator, the parent.

The Program
Learn more about the program here.

Meet our Tutors
Meet our staff of exceptional Catholic tutors here.

Graduates
View colleges attended by St. Augustine graduates here.

TESTIMONIALS

What do others think of St. Augustine's?

Goulding Family

Our family has been incredibly blessed by the richness of the education offered here and the kindness of this community of families and tutors. We believe we unearthed a treasure when we discovered St. Augustine’s, and the more time our children spend in the program, the more grateful we are for its existence.

Caitlin Goulding

Fr. John Riccardo

“Over the past six years now I have had regular interaction with students who have attended St. Augustine's Homeschooling Enrichment Program. I am quite simply awe-struck by both the level of academic and spiritual formation they exhibit on a regular basis. Here is a program that seems by all accounts to truly understand the human person in the light of Jesus and is eager to prepare young men and women for the fullness of life”

Fr. John Riccardo (Pastor at Our Lady of Good Council, Plymouth, Michigan)

Deemer Family

"St. Augustine's has been a wonderful addition to our homeschooling, giving our daughter instruction and hands-on experience in a way that we would not have time to do so thoroughly while also teaching and caring for younger siblings. It has also given her the opportunity to develop friendships with other devoted Catholic children whom we may never have otherwise met. The prayerful vision with which everything is taught and carried out is just what we would want for our own home, so it is a blessing to our whole family."

Deemer Family

Prospective Parent

"It is clear to us that St. Augustine's program unites mind and spirit in a very natural way to produce the kind of fruit that we hope to see in our children: clear thinking, maturity, a strong moral compass, academic excellence, independence, creativity and solid catholic faith. We admire the families and students who are part of the St. Augustine family and we know that our son would thrive in the environment it provides and that he would be a delightful addition to the student body."

Prospective Parent

2017 Graduate

"Thank you so much for teaching all of us how we ought to live in relation to God and one another."

2017 Graduate

2015 Graduate

"Most of all, thank you for St. Augustine's, where you gave me wisdom, learning, a love of beauty and friendship. St A’s has meant everything to me these past 8 years, and you and God are responsible for that. I hope that I (and the rest of the 2015 seniors) will go far in this world as examples of Christ’s love so that you might see the fruit of your labor and the gift that you have given us."

2015 Graduate

Graduate

"...St Augustine's has changed my life and given me what I feel to be a great preparation for the rest of my life, as well as beautiful friends and equally enchanting memories."

Graduate