244 South Main Street
Winchester KY 40391-2048
Contact Information
Address 244 South Main Street
Winchester, KY 40391 2048
Phone (859) 744-6484
Fax 859 744-0268
Contact Name Ron Allen
At A Glance
IRS Ruling Year 1919
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer
Checks mailed to the Academy
Donations made through Knights of Columbus
Donations made through St. Joseph or St. Patrick Churches 
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Mission Statement

The members of the Saint Agatha Academy community form a partnership providing a strong academic, Catholic education for the children of the parish and community. Central to the purpose of our school is a genuine desire to develop the whole child academically and spiritually. A Catholic school provides a unique opportunity to strengthen our children's relationship with Christ in all that they say and do. Vibrant learning experiences begin with the strong academic curriculum, which provides knowledge and confidence. Personal growth is fostered so that each member of the learning community has opportunities to reach their optimum potential. Ultimately, we desire our students to have the self-discipline and conviction to become leaders who make the world a better place.

 Our vision is that with the assistance of the Pastor and the parish we will continue the quality education that has been a consistent hallmark of Saint Agatha Academy. Together we can make a difference in the world that is in desperate need of Christians committed to the values and ideals of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

Background Statement Some community schools are mainstays in their community, and St. Agatha Academy, founded in 1919 by the Sisters of Divine Providence, is one of those schools.  For almost 100 years (anniversary in February), St. Agatha has been a part of the Winchester community.  Originally, it served as a boarding school as well as a local elementary school, middle school, and high school. In the mid 1980’s St. Agatha Academy was sold St. Joseph Catholic Church and became a parish under the authority of the Catholic Diocese of Lexington.

St. Agatha Academy is a Catholic school with an enrollment of 148 students; 40 students in Montessori Pre-Kindergarten through Kindergarten program, and 105 students in first through eighth grade. Student to teacher ratio in the Montessori Program is 10:1, with a 14:1 ratio in grades one through eight. St. Agatha offers music appreciation and instrumentation, beginning and advanced concert band, physical education, computer applications (common-sense media curriculum), library, accelerated reader program, and extracurricular activities such as Chess Club, Student Newspaper, Jr. St. Vincent DePaul Society (service organization), Student Council, Volleyball, Cheerleading, Basketball, Cross-country, and Track/Field. 

In fall 2013, St. Agatha Academy will be the first Catholic School in the Diocese of Lexington to offer a liberal arts-based classical curriculum. With a strong math and science curriculum, emphasis will be placed on the implementation of the Trivium (Grammar, Logic, and Rhetoric) within a new academic program which will advance the breadth and depth of subject disciplines while also purposefully integrating cross-disciplinary content of the social sciences, humanities, literature, and religion

St. Agatha has prospered through many changes, holding true to the founding mission of providing spiritual and academic training to nurture the whole child.  Doctors, lawyers, teachers, farmers, athletes, scholars and others have passed through the school’s doors on their way to lives in Winchester and into places in the world well beyond Clark County, the Central KY region, and the Commonwealth. 

St. Agatha Academy is the only private school in Clark County accredited by the Kentucky Non-Public Schools Commission. In 2008, 2010, and 2012 theWinchester Sunnewspaper readers voted St. Agatha Academy the best Montessori Program and readers also named it the best elementary school and best private-school in Winchester/Clark County.

Impact Statement

Goals - Guiding Principles

 Saint Agatha Academy will:

 Emphasize the dignity and worth of each individual through Christian giving and caring.

 Shape the learning environment to the child's needs and abilities thus promoting self-worth, self-reliance and self-discipline, attaining success to the child's highest potential.

 Give a thorough introduction to basic truths of the Catholic faith that will enable the child to understand and live out his/her faith as a way of life.

 Provide an outstanding academic curriculum based on state and diocesan guidelines and assessment, where the principles of good stewardship will guide the learning experience.

 Direct each student to accept responsibility for their behavior and thus grow to be spiritually mature persons.

 Awaken student to global awareness and teach them to love and respect people different from themselves.

Needs Statement
School Bus Maintenance
HVAC Maintenance and Replacement 
Faculty Professional Development
Classroom Smartboard Replacement  
Service Categories
Secondary Organization Category Religion- Related / Roman Catholic
Geographic Areas Served
In a specific U.S. city, cities, state(s) and/or region.
St. Agatha Academy serves students from Clark, Powell, Estill, Bourbon, Montgomery, Fayette, and Madison Counties.
Board Chair
Board Chair Cory Soldwisch
Company Affiliation Parent
Term Aug 2015 to May 2017
Board Members
Kathy BeauchampFacultyNonVoting
Aimee BoarmanVolunteerVoting
Jim BonfieldVolunteerVoting
Father Frank BrawnerPastorNonVoting
Anabelle DorseyVolunteerVoting
Tracey GoebelVolunteerVoting
Shelly HaggardVolunteerVoting
JD MetzVolunteerVoting
Jeff PhelpsVolunteerVoting
John PicaPrincipalNonVoting
Cory SoldwischVounteerVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity. Add number
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 8
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 5
Female 3
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 1
Board Meeting Attendance % 80%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? No
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 0%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 10
CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director Mr. John Pica
Term Start June 2010
Full Time Staff 15
Part Time Staff 6
Volunteers 12
Contractors 18
Retention Rate 85%
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 21
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 3
Female 18
Unspecified 0
The Academy is beginning its fourth year as a Catholic school offering a classical education in the central Kentucky region.  The full implementation of this program will take several years, and specific costs include (1) teacher support includes specialized professional development programs for faculty training; (2) acquisition of "great books", original documents, and rich literature in support of a classical curriculum; and (3) other material costs associated with the transformation of classrooms and physical learning environments.  
Budget 20500
Category Public, Society Benefit, General/Other Transportation Systems
Population Served Families, Children Only (5 - 14 years)
Program Long term Success
The transportation program for families seeking a Christian education for their children in Mt. Sterling/Montgomery County has growth this year from an average of 7 students utilizing the KRF bus service in August, to 13 in December, to a final maximum demand for 20 riders by March.  In 2013 we are expecting demand 25-30 riders by January 2014, since we are already at a bus enrollment of 23 in June 2013.  SAA enrollment is growing since we are able have started to meet the transportation needs of working families in this east central Kentucky.  Unfortunately, after one year of successful service, the  KRF subsidy (and matching state funding) is now being cut form the Clark County budget.  Through matching fundraising opportunities, we hope to be able to continue this needed service for those seeking the best private and Christian education in the region.
Program Comments
CEO Comments The Academy is currently planning for the replacement and upgrade of many HVAC units and other physical plant mechanical/infastructure needs.  The fundraising goals we have set to address these short and long-term physical plant improvement and replacement will include both restricted and non-restricted donations over the next several years.  Five major HVAC units and roof replacement top our list of present and long term needs.
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Date Strategic Plan Adopted June 2009
Management Succession Plan? No
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the Government? Yes
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start July 01, 2018
Fiscal Year End June 30, 2019
Projected Revenue $1,267,016.00
Projected Expenses $1,254,659.00
Endowment Value $287,000.00
Spending Policy Income Only
Detailed Financials
Revenue and ExpensesHelpFinancial data for prior years is entered by foundation staff based on the documents submitted by nonprofit organizations.Foundation staff members enter this information to assure consistency in the presentation of financial data across all organizations.
Fiscal Year201820172016
Total Revenue$1,234,865$1,131,477$1,213,148
Total Expenses$1,255,579$1,105,517$1,139,225
Revenue Less Expenses($20,714)$25,960$73,923
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available). Revenue from foundations and corporations may be included in individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201820172016
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$3,000$3,000$0
Individual Contributions$156,287$204,886$229,177
Investment Income, Net of Losses------
Membership Dues------
Special Events$72,197$69,915--
Revenue In-Kind------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201820172016
Program Expense$88,655$59,721$51,898
Administration Expense$894,835$885,841$1,016,485
Fundraising Expense$20,693$17,797$22,411
Payments to Affiliates$52,844$54,095$48,431
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.981.021.06
Program Expense/Total Expenses7%5%5%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue------
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201820172016
Total Assets$1,125,238$1,105,517$1,704,386
Current Assets$392,129$459,928$1,022,172
Long-Term Liabilities----$436,988
Current Liabilities$800,320$801,094$935,931
Total Net Assets$324,918$349,422$304,467
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Registration No
Foundation Staff Comments St. Agatha Academy is under the 501c3 umbrella of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Lexington Kentucky, which is not required to file 990s. The Diocese of Lexington Kentucky has provided audits which are available on this portrait. Financial breakdowns pertain to St. Agatha Academy only, and were provided by St. Agatha .
Address 244 South Main Street
Winchester, KY 403912048
Primary Phone 859 744-6484
Contact Email
CEO/Executive Director Mr. John Pica
Board Chair Cory Soldwisch
Board Chair Company Affiliation Parent