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.
What do others think of St. Augustine's?
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)
"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
"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
"Thank you so much for teaching all of us how we ought to live in relation to God and one another."2017 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
"...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