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About ATCA

Augustus Tolton Catholic Academy(ATCA), a new Catholic school located in the Park Manor community on the southside of Chicago, is an innovative and forward thinking learning community. Streaming the traditions of St. Columbanus and St. Dorothy Schools into one, ATCA creates bright futures for our  children. ATCA is a merger of the historic St. Columbanus and St. Dorothy Schools. 

ATCA is the first elementary school in the Archdiocese of Chicago to implement a STREAM curriculum. A focus on Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Arts, and Math sets us apart as an academically strong and spiritually rooted learning community. Today, ATCA is forming an innovative curriculum that will merge these disciplines into a comprehensive program. The STREAM curriculum will allow our school to be religiously, educationally, and technologically advanced. ATCA maintains and furthers the high academic standards for which our students are accustomed to, while recognizing the needs of individual learners. The life and legacy of Fr. Augustus Tolton teaches our students that God has a purpose for them, and the ATCA will help foster this realization.

ATCA is primarily an African American school whose students come from across the city of Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. ATCA encourages academic achievement while instilling religious and moral values to promote the development of the entire person to develop the Scholars and Saints of tomorrow