Chicago's First STREAM School
Augustus Tolton Catholic Academy
Augustus Tolton Catholic Academy is the first elementary school in the Archdiocese of Chicago to implement a STREAM curriculum. Our programs are focused on Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Arts, and Math. We are an academically strong and spiritually rooted learning community.
Our innovative curriculum merges these disciplines into a comprehensive program. The STREAM curriculum allows our school to be religiously, educationally, and technologically advanced. We are guided by the teachings of Fr. Augustus Tolton and are inspired each day by his life and legacy.
Our curriculum focuses on science while using state of the art technology to reinforce lessons. Students in grade 6-8 have 1:1 Laptop access and younger students have access to tablet technology to enhance learning.
Our curriculum incorporates gospel teachings in lessons as well as in everyday life. In our school, your child develops intellectually as well spiritually and learns to care for and respect others. Our students are not all Catholic, in fact a majority are not Catholic- all faiths are welcomed and respected in our school.
Engineering is built into our lessons and programs as students think critically to explore the ways that things work and operate. Our innovative STREAM lab enables students to utilize tools to incorporate various aspects of the STREAM curriculum into their daily learning.
Augustus Tolton Catholic Academy has a strong commitment to the fine arts. We provide weekly music and art classes to enrich the student experience. We are offer choir and other programs to foster students' artistic expression.
Our commitment to Math is exemplified in our outstanding Everyday Math curriculum. This program allows us to teach Math in a unique and innovative way that captures the attention of our students and fosters a love of learning. We also partner with the University of Chicago for ongoing Math coaching to enhance the learning experience for our students..