Augustus Tolton Catholic Academy believes students learn best when they are known and loved. Therefore, our academic program across all ages is built on creating a positive, structured environment where teachers hold students to high expectations and work to understand students as individual learners. Teachers then work with the students to continuously push students to learn and grow as both students people. This program works to live our shared purpose of forming scholars and saints.
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.