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Principal's Message

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the Augustus Tolton Catholic Academy (ATCA) Website! We are a vibrant school community filled with bright, joyful, motivated young people, and gifted and devoted teachers. Our outstanding faculty and staff motivate our students to flourish in a warm, welcoming environment founded on Christian values. ATCA serves the Archdiocese of Chicago located in Park Manor on the Southeast side of Chicago. ATCA opened its doors in 2015 and since then ATCA has utilized faith, tradition, and focus on excellence to prepare our students for the eventual rigors of a challenging high school curriculum. Many of our graduates are accepted with distinction at both Catholic high schools and public high schools within the Chicagoland area. ATCA is committed to forming a generation of scholars and saints who will develop into innovative leaders of tomorrow. We provide students with a strong STREAM curriculum which offers our scholars a hands-on learning environment. ATCA will help shape our children to compete in the ever-growing global society and teach them social, ethical and moral responsibility to become the great leaders of tomorrow.

Religious education and academic excellence are the primary purposes of ATCA’s existence. In addition to an outstanding religious and academic program, ATCA is a fine school in providing an admirable enrichment program. We have celebrated our repeat first place in the Academic Bowl for 2019 with recognitions in our enrichment program which have led students to a successful experience taking on leadership roles in high school. We also celebrate our Robotics team winning Rookie Team of the Year Award at the 4H Illinois Extension State Robotics Competition in Bloomington Illinois. 

We do all this work within a caring environment with a Catholic identity that is expressed in thought, word and deed. Our students are inspired to become grounded, committed people of faith who possess unquestionable integrity. Additionally, we actively and gladly solicit the involvement of parents in the learning process with their children and welcome their partnership in the planning of social activities and special events for our school and parish community.

So, whether you have a pre-kinder child for whom you are selecting a “school home” for the next nine years, or searching out a new learning environment for your children, I welcome you to spend a few moments exploring our site to learn more about ATCA and how we can help your children reach their true potential. We hope that your visit to our website or campus will inspire you to join our family of scholars and saints! Come and experience ATCA by calling our school office 773-224-3811 to schedule a tour of our wonderful campus. I look forward to welcoming you to Augustus Tolton Catholic Academy, home of the Warriors!


With Faith, Pride and Spirit…

Philip Bazile