Why Catholic Schools?

Home / Schools / Why Catholic Schools?
Students Kelly McDowell and Santiago Duran from St. Pius X High School were awarded the Archbishop's award in May 2008.

Graduate Profile

Graduates of Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of Atlanta are…

Disciples of Christ who…

  • Are centered on Gospel values,
  • Recognize the gifts they have been given by God,
  • Are willing to serve others in their community and beyond,
  • Understand and live their faith according to God’s will.

Life long learners who...

  • Have mastered the appropriate basic skills and concepts,
  • Are able to apply what they have learned to real life situations,
  • Are able to use technology as problem solving tools,
  • Are able to think critically, communicate effectively, and work collaboratively.

Well rounded individuals who…

  • Make wise ethical and moral decisions,
  • Are self-confident, self-disciplined people of integrity,
  • Are creative and open minded,
  • Are respectful and productive citizens.

Rigorous Academics

  • Challenging curriculum aligned to national standards
  • Average standardized test scores above the national average
  • Well rounded course offerings including art, music, foreign language, technology, and PE to complement the core subjects of religion, math, language arts, social studies, and science
  • Accredited schools staffed by qualified professionals
  • Total of 21 different AP courses taught at the high school level

Faith Based Education

  • Daily education in values which complements the teaching of the parents, the child’s primary educators
  • Instruction grounded in the teachings of the Catholic Church and infused throughout the curriculum
  • Age appropriate opportunities for students to practice their faith through service to others
  • Regular mass attendance for all students, daily mass offered for high school students

Nurturing Environment

  • Christ centered atmosphere
  • Welcoming environment that recognizes and celebrates student racial, religious, and ethnic diversity
  • Supportive community that cultivates self-discipline and motivation and encourages student learning and achievement
  • Structured programs to maximize instructional opportunities

Technology

  • Clearly defined technology curriculum focused on basic skills including keyboarding, digital citizenship, and problem solving
  • Integration of technology tools and applications across academic disciplines
  • Commitment to providing instructional technology teachers and students alike as evidenced by an estimated 3 to 1 student to student use computer ratio and average annual school technology budget of $140,000.

Start typing and press Enter to search