At St. Thomas Classical Academy, students, parents, and faculty accompany one another in the pursuit of wisdom. Our rigorous classical education and cultivation of an authentic Catholic culture allow our students to encounter truth, goodness, and beauty and to deepen their love for Christ, His Mother, and His Church.
CULTIVATING CATHOLIC CULTURE
In a hybrid model, our tutors and board members support parents in the education of their children. Tutors and parents work as co-educators to implement a unified curriculum.
At STCA, we envision faculty, parents, students, and clergy joining together in the pursuit of the wisdom of Christ crucified. To do this, we believe that we need look no further than the liturgy of our Catholic faith to guide us, centering our days, weeks, months, and years around the liturgy.
We seek to give our students a foundation in truth and love to prepare for a life of philosophy, the love of wisdom. While we draw out and encourage our students’ desire to know the truth, we also seek to mold their wills to choose the good and order their desires to love what is beautiful through the habits of virtue. Ultimately, we pray that the students may have the discipline and courage to fulfill their true purpose: to joyfully follow the Truth, the Logos Himself.
OUR WESTERN HERITAGE
The western tradition and the natural world offer a wealth of truth, goodness, and beauty. At St. Thomas Classical Academy, we immerse ourselves in the beauty and order of art, literature, music, poetry, Latin, mathematics, and the natural world. Through these gifts, we seek to awaken a sense of wonder in our students, encouraging them to pursue their natural desire for virtue and knowledge.
St. Thomas Aquinas
We chose St. Thomas Aquinas not only because he is the patron of Catholic academies, but also for his love for the truth and our faith. As a doctor of the church, his Summa Theologiae stands as the greatest work of theology and philosophy of all time. John Senior calls him "a man in whom truth was united with love," and we seek his prayers to form students both academically and morally.
St. Thomas More
St. Thomas More is known for standing up for truth at the expense of his career, his fortune, and eventually his life. As one of the most powerful and successful men in England, he refused to condone King Henry's unlawful marriage, saying he was "the king's good servant, but God's first." He was also a man of great moral character, with integrity in all his work and devoted love for his family. While St. Thomas Aquinas models the pursuit of truth, St. Thomas More exemplifies love of the faith.
Our Lady of the Holy Rosary
Finally, we have dedicated our school to Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, who appeared to three elementary-aged children at Fatima, instructing us through them to pray the rosary and devote ourselves to her Immaculate Heart. Through this devotion, she said many souls will be saved, and there will be peace. At St. Thomas Classical Academy, we seek to follow her instructions, asking her intercession and guidance in our endeavor.
Shield of Faith
Therefore take unto you the armour of God, that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and to stand in all things perfect. . . In all things taking the shield of faith, wherewith you may be able to extinguish all the fiery darts of the most wicked one. - Ephesians 6:13,16
We chose the shield of faith as the emblem for our school with a cross at the center. Within the shield, there is the Book of Truth, a dove symbolizing the spirit of grace and wisdom, and two crowns. The two crowns are for our patrons: the white crown of purity for St. Thomas Aquinas and the red crown of martyrdom for St. Thomas More.
And a great sign appeared in heaven: A woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. - Revelation 12:1
The crown of wisdom and a fleur de lis for Our Lady crown the entire work as the beginning and end of all we do. Surrounding our work are laurel leaves, the crown of eternal life.
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