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.
St. Agatha Academy is a Catholic school with an enrollment of 145 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.
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.
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